Emirates offers non-stop connections to business and leisure passengers from all over the world with its first passenger flight between Dubai and Miami. The airline landed in Miami on July 22 at 11:00 local time, making the first of its scheduled four-weekly flights.
Emirates flight EK213 was greeted with water cannon at Miami International Airport, accompanied by a group of passengers, aviation enthusiasts and guests. While the airline made its maiden flight with the Boeing 777 Gamechanger, on the ground it introduced the aircraft's interior with popular First Class private suites. Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, featuring floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and stylish design elements, each of the Emirates Gamechanger First Class suites offers up to 3,72 square meters of personal space and an ultra-modern design.
Emirates will continue its four-weekly flights to Miami on three-class Boeing 42-304ER aircraft, offering eight private suites in First Class, 777-bed seats in Business Class and 300 spacious seats in Economy Class.
These new flights to Miami, along with Orlando, offer an additional access point for flights to and from Florida. Operating more than 70 flights a week, Emirates' network in the US reaches 12 destinations, thus offering more options and easier connections to South Florida. It also connects travelers from Miami, South Florida, South America and the Caribbean via Dubai to more than 50 destinations in the Middle East, West Asia, Africa, Far East and Indian Ocean Islands.
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava expressed her excitement about the Miami flights: “Miami-Dade is expanding business and leisure travel options for residents and visitors alike and excited for new Emirates flights to Miami International Airport (MIA). we hear. We continue to unite MIA as a global travel hub, opening our doors to new visitors from Dubai and adding a growing number of worldwide destinations.”
Essa Sulaiman Ahmed, Vice President of Emirates USA & Canada Division, said: “We are delighted to launch our long-awaited Dubai-Miami service for passengers. As countries such as the UAE and the USA increase their vaccination efforts and international travel starts safely all over the world, we expect our passengers who want to experience new experiences to show interest in these flights.
Combined with the wide reach offered by the new Miami flight, we expect it to generate high demand, increase business, travel and leisure traffic, and improve economic and tourism links between the two cities and elsewhere. In line with increasing demand, we are committed to growing our operations in the USA. In this context, we thank the authorities and our business partners in Miami and are excited to offer our unique products and award-winning service to passengers.”
Ralph Cutié, Interim Director of Miami International Airport, said: “We are proud to have Emirates at MIA and look forward to welcoming travelers from Dubai, the Middle East and around the world. Emirates is undoubtedly one of the leading airlines in our industry, and Dubai has also become one of the world's most popular cities for leisure and business travel. As our local and connecting passengers are starting to travel by air again, we are delighted to offer them Emirates' first class Dubai flights.”
William D. Talbert III, President and CEO of Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau CDME, said: “This first Emirates flight from Dubai to Miami is a global gateway to the Greater Miami region and a world class It is a true indicator of its position as a destination. As we safely reopen our doors to our international visitors, we are excited to welcome Emirates passengers who we are sure will love our diverse cosmopolitan metropolis, the sea, our pristine beaches and the wonderful weather that lasts all year.”
To celebrate this new journey, Emirates has expanded its signature inflight service to include specially prepared non-alcoholic and alcoholic cocktails from its meal and beverage menu, and passengers in all classes can enjoy completing their meal with a delicious lime tart. In order to adapt the in-flight experience of the Miami flight to the environment, the ambient lighting on boarding and landing was adjusted to the red, white and blue colors of the USA. Passengers in all classes enjoyed a selection of 4500 channels on ice, the on-demand entertainment platform, including a Miami-inspired playlist, as well as Wi-Fi and Live TV.
This new flight will also add to the existing trade links provided by Emirates SkyCargo, Emirates' air freight division, which has been operating passenger flights to Miami since October 2020. Emirates offers cargo capacity to and from Miami, facilitating the export of perishable food products, electronics and other items, as well as e-commerce products. Emirates SkyCargo has also operated several charter flights in the past on Boeing 777 full-capacity cargo aircraft to transport champion horses to equestrian events around the world. Since 2019, Emirates SkyCargo has carried over 7700 tons of cargo to and from Miami.
With Miami included, Emirates now offers flights to 12 destinations in the US, including Boston, Chicago, New York (JFK and Newark), Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and Orlando.
Flights to and from Miami will be operated four times a week on Emirates' three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates flight EK213 will depart Dubai (DXB) at 03:10 and arrive in Miami (MIA) at 11:00, with return flight EK214 departing Miami at 21:10 the next day. It will land in Dubai at :19.
Miami: A seaside metropolis, Miami is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, with 56 kilometers of beaches, extensive art galleries in trendy design districts, world-class hotels, rich food and nightlife culture, and much more. It is also an important transportation and trade center in the United States, where international banks are most concentrated. In addition, it serves as one of the major gateways to the United States as one of the world's largest and busiest travel and cargo ports.
With international borders reopened and travel restrictions eased, Emirates continues to expand its network in a safe and sustainable way. Having resumed service to more than 120 destinations, the airline will have regained close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network by the end of July.
Dubai: Having safely restarted its tourism activities in July, Dubai continues to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, especially in the winter season. The city is open to international business and leisure visitors. From its sunny beaches and heritage events to world-class accommodation and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a wide variety of world-class living. Dubai has become one of the first cities in the world to receive the Safe Travel stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which endorses the comprehensive and effective measures it has taken to ensure the health and safety of its guests.
Health and safety: Putting the health of its passengers as a top priority, Emirates has taken a comprehensive set of safety measures for every step of the journey. The airline has also recently implemented contactless technology and increased its digital verification service capacity, giving its passengers more opportunities to use the IATA Travel Pass this summer.
Travel assurance: Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that meet the needs of passengers during this volatile period. The airline has recently taken its passenger service initiatives further, with even more attractive and flexible booking policies, an extension of multi-risk travel insurance, and the ability to protect their passengers' miles and status.