On Tuesday, Emirates announced its second daily service from Dubai International Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing Canadians on the west coast even more options to fly to Dubai, and beyond, via an easy connection with Alaska Airlines from Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton.
Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior VP of Commercial Operations, West, made the following statement about the new service:
“This new service will provide passengers with the convenience of a morning and evening departure from both Dubai as well as Seattle, with an easy connection to a number of Canadian cities on the west coast. This second daily service will provide our passengers even more choices when flying with Emirates and satisfy their demand for more flights from this gateway.
Corporate travelers will also appreciate the ease of conducting business as a result of the improved connectivity between Seattle and a number of international destinations. So when corporate travelers are headed to an Emirates’ destination in the Middle East, Africa, or the Far East or when they require one of Emirates’ frequent daily connections to Hyderabad, Mumbai, or Delhi, the global business community will now seem much more closer to Seattle.”
The new service, EK227 began on July 7.
The second Seattle flight will be operated with one of Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which will create a 75 per cent jump in seating capacity with 4,340 weekly seats on offer to Dubai. This second flight will effectively move Seattle into the number two position in the U.S. market in terms of seat capacity, behind New York JFK International Airport.
Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR features eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats. All passengers can enjoy over 2,000 free channels of films, TV shows, music, games and podcasts through ice, the airline’s multi-award winning in-flight entertainment system, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ renowned inflight service from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew comprised of over 135 nationalities. Additionally, First Class and Business Class passengers can experience Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service, available in over 70 cities worldwide.
The increased number of flights will also provide more connections to Emirates’ vast and growing network of destinations in Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Asia and beyond. The additional service will also allow Emirates SkyCargo to carry an additional 15 tons of cargo per trip including locally grown cherries, electrical equipment and machinery, as well as medical equipment and aircraft parts.
Emirates launched service to Seattle just over three years ago in March 2012 and has since flown more than 600,000 passengers on the route.
Dubai offers extensive convention and exhibition facilities, leisure attractions and shopping options. From the glittering beaches to the sparkling skyscrapers, Dubai is a visionary city with the perfect juxtaposition of old and new.
Emirates’ global hub in Terminal 3 Dubai International (DXB) provides passengers with seamless connectivity in state-of-the-art surroundings. The Seattle-Dubai flight will offer convenient connections to other destinations throughout the Middle East, Africa, India, the Far East and beyond.