Boston becoming Emirates’ eighth US destination and the 142nd on its network globally links up tourism and trading destination across six continents.
The Airlines has launched daily, non-stop flight service between Dubai and Boston. The inaugural flight EK237 departed from Terminal 3, Dubai International at 09:45 hours, having a delegation of senior airline executives.
Emirates will operate daily flights between the two cities with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class configuration, offering eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 216 in Economy Class.
Tim Clark, president, Emirates Airline said “We are extremely upbeat about our new Boston service. From the moment we first announced plans to connect Massachusetts to our network, we have received a strong response from travellers and our business customers – not only in the US, but also in the UAE, and other major cities of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Emirates’ inaugural flight today carries passengers from the UAE and 39 other destinations, illustrating the reach of our global network, and the potential tourism of our daily service.
In addition to passengers, Emirates SkyCargo will operate bellyhold cargo space to help transport goods to and from Boston – It can carry up to 15 tonnes per day.
More than 50 Boston-based companies operate in the UAE, and in excess of 150 companies have operations throughout Central Asia.