Aviation News

October 11, 2016

Emirates Announces Fort Lauderdale as 11th US Destination 

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In a press release issued earlier this morning, Emirates Airline announced its 11th US destination namely Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Scheduled daily service will commence on December 15, 2016. One of the driving factors of this new announcement is the relationship between Emirates and JetBlue Airways. Passengers arriving in South Florida will have access to destinations all over the US and much of Latin America through connecting flights on JetBlue.

Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar said “Broward County is honored that Emirates Airlines has selected FLL as their gateway to our vibrant and exciting destination. This nonstop service will allow world travelers to experience our sun-drenched beaches to the majestic beauty of the Everglades and all the sensational attractions of a cosmopolitan area. Additionally, our residents can now explore the Middle East and the other 150 plus cities served by this world-class airline.”

Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation for Broward County Aviation Department which operates Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport said “Emirates is one of the worlds most sought after airlines. They offer award winning customer service, worldwide connectivity through their airline partnerships, including jetBlue Airways and a fleet of long-range, world-class aircraft. We are honored they chose FLL to launch their new service in the South Florida region.”

The scheduled service will depart Dubai as flight EK213 at 03:00am local time arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 10:25am local time. The return flight EK214 will depart Fort Lauderdale at 8:20pm arriving in Dubai at 7:40pm the following day. All flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft seating 266 passengers in 3 classes.

Mark Lawrence is a NYCAviation staff member and a south Florida-based aviation fanatic. He has been around the industry since he was a small boy. As well as being an avid photographer, he also runs his own blog. Follow him on Twitter.