Emirates Prepares for Daily Flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco Starting May 1

Dépèche transmise le 1 mai 2009 par Business Wire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emirates will introduce daily non-stop service on routes from Dubai to Los Angeles and San Francisco starting Friday, May 1, 2009. Having operated thrice-weekly service in both markets since late 2008 (Los Angeles commenced October 26; San Francisco, December 15), Emirates has taken additional delivery of the technologically advanced Boeing 777-200LR aircraft and now operates daily service to both cities from the airline’s new Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.

“We have been very successful with our new West Coast routes in the past four to six months,” explains Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Africa and the Americas Nigel Page. “With the new daily services, Emirates is now better able to meet the demand of West Coast travelers visiting Dubai, as well as those taking advantage of the conveniently located city as a connection hub for travels to other parts of the Gulf Region and beyond.”

Emirates currently offers several promotions for passengers from the West Coast and beyond:

  • The Global Cash + Mileage promotion offers reduced airfare plus extra miles to Skywards members traveling to Dubai. The offer is available for booking April 14-May 31 for outbound travel April 15-June 15, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.skywards.com/Offer_detail.aspx?ID=tcm:136-418518.
  • The Global Bonus Miles promotion offers triple miles to travelers in first and business class between now and June 30, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.skywards.com/Offer_detail.aspx?ID=tcm:136-414369.
  • First class passengers traveling roundtrip on Emirates May 15-September 15, 2009 will receive two complimentary nights at The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai, voucher booklet with exclusive discounts at The Dubai Mall and entrance to mall attractions, including Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo and Dubai Ice Rink. Roundtrip business class passengers will receive one complimentary night at The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai, as well as other items mentioned above.

Daily flights out of Los Angeles and San Francisco will depart both cities at 4:45 p.m., arriving in Dubai at 7:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. (respectively) the following day (local times). The non-stop, long haul flights deliver the highest standards of comfort, as the Boeing 777-200LR is fitted with eight luxurious first class private suites, 42 lie-flat beds in business class and generous space for 216 passengers in economy class. All passengers will enjoy unparalleled service from Emirates’ international cabin crew, meals prepared by gourmet chefs and the award-winning ice (information, communication, entertainment) digital widescreen product boasting over 1,000 channels and nearly 1,700 hours of video and audio entertainment.

Emirates, one of the world’s most successful and fastest-growing international airlines, has announced an overall expansion plan of 14 percent throughout 2009, with an increase of 18 new passenger aircraft to its fleet. The airline’s additional flights afford passengers a greater choice of travel options, more frequent connections with their target markets and shorter, more convenient connection times.

Emirates currently serves over 100 destinations in more than 60 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, the Far East, and North America. For flight information and bookings, please visit www.emirates.com.

For all media queries regarding Emirates’ West Coast services, please contact:
Victoria King Public Relations, 12381 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Tel: 310-207-5175 / Fax: 310-207-5525 / E-mail: [email protected]

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