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26 JULY 2021
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The major UAE airline last week inaugurated first ever non-stop flight from Dubai to Southern Florida. The 15hr 30min sectors will operate four times weekly with a Boeing 777.
Along with Orlando, the new service to Miami International (MIA) provides an additional access point to and from Florida and expands Emirates' US network to 12 destinations on over 70 weekly flights. Miami also links travellers as a gateway to South America and the Caribbean, and in the other direction via Dubai to over 50 points across the Middle East, West Asia, Africa, Far East and the Indian Ocean islands.
"We are excited to welcome new Emirates flights to MIA as we expand business and leisure travelling options for Miami-Dade residents and visitors, connecting them with new cultures and growing economies," says Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "Opening our doors to new visitors from Dubai and adding to our growing list of worldwide destinations continues to consolidate MIA as a global travel hub."
The new service will also add to the existing trade connections provided by Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, which has been operating freighter services to Miami since October 2020. Emirates has been offering cargo capacity facilitating exports of perishables, electronics and other components as well as e-commerce goods. Emirates SkyCargo has also in the past operated several charter flights on its Boeing 777 full freighter aircraft to transport champion horses from Miami to equestrian events around the world.
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