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Another Major Step in Emirates' Presence in Americas

Another Major Step in Emirates' Presence in Americas (Forimmediaterelease.net) Non-stop Houston-Dubai Flights Launched Today
Mark Sixth New Service in Americas since 2004

Emirates, one of the world’s most successful and fastest-growing international airlines, today further expanded its presence in the Americas with the launch of non-stop service between Houston and Dubai, featuring the new Boeing 777-200LR. The service will initially operate three times a week, increasing to a daily service starting in February 2008.

Flight EK212 departs Houston (IAH) at 6:25 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arrives in Dubai (DXB) at 7:35 p.m. the next day. The return flight EK211 departs Dubai at 9:05 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and arrives in Houston at 4:10 p.m. the same day. When daily service begins on February 1, 2008, the departure time for EK212 will remain the same while EK211 will depart Dubai at 9:20 a.m., and arrive in Houston at 4:25 p.m. the same day.

The Houston service marks the 99th destination in 62 countries served by the airline.

This latest service launch comes on the heels of Emirates’ historic aircraft order announced on November 11 at the Dubai Air Show: the airline has signed contracts for 120 Airbus A350s, 11 A380s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs, worth an estimated US$34.9 billion in list prices.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed-Al Maktoum, chairman of Emirates Airline, said: “In Emirates’ determination to be one of the largest global carriers, the Americas represent a high priority in our expansion plans. Since the launch of service from New York in 2004, we have been received enthusiastically in the region and this latest introduction further extends our capabilities to serve all markets of North and South America.”

Emirates introduced daily nonstop service to Dubai from JFK in mid-2004, quickly adding a second daily flight in 2005 and a third connecting service through Hamburg in 2006. In October of this year, the airline launched nonstop service from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dubai followed by thrice weekly service from Toronto.

For further information, visit www.emirates.com/usa

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About Emirates
Since its launch in 1985, Emirates Airline has received more than 300 international awards in recognition of its efforts to provide unsurpassed levels of customer service. It serves 98 cities around the globe, including three daily flights from New York’s JFK to Dubai, with a young and technologically advanced fleet of aircraft that are equipped with industry-leading comforts in the air. Operations on Emirates from New York and Houston connect America to the world through the airline’s route network with extensive connections to the Far East, Australia and Africa. For more information, visit www.emirates.com/usa.

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