Emirates to launch Boston transatlantic flights
Emirates is to launch a further transatlantic link with the start of flights to Boston from March 10 2014. This will be the airline’s eight route into the United States, ninth into North America and twelfth into the wider Americas.
The flight will be operated by a GE-90 engine-powered Boeing 777-200LR and brings the winner of the Skytrax ‘World’s Best Airline’ 2013 award into Boston Logan International Airport on a daily basis.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “Our Boston service will further develop this exciting gateway into the north-eastern United States. Based on passenger demand, we believe the time is right to further boost our U.S operations, while stimulating channels of trade and tourism to and from the state of Massachusetts and the wider New England region."
From March 10 2014, EK237 will depart Dubai at 09:45h and arrive in Boston at 15:15h. The return flight, EK 238, will take off from Boston at 22:55h and land in Dubai at 19:10h the next day. As part of an agreement with JetBlue, Emirates and JetBlue passengers are able to travel on each other’s flights and earn reciprocal miles.
Emirates started flights to America in 2004, beginning with New York. The airline’s current seven U.S gateways form part of a 134-destination network, served by a fleet of more than 200 modern aircraft, including the airline’s flagship Airbus A380. Emirates’ much-lauded hub in Dubai is equipped with the world’s first purpose-built A380 concourse, housing the largest First and Business Class lounges in the industry.
So far in 2013, Emirates has launched new routes to Warsaw, Algiers, Tokyo Haneda and Stockholm. In the coming months, flights will begin to Clark International in the Philippines, between Milan and New York, to Conakry in Guinea, Sialkot in Pakistan, Kabul, Kiev and Taipei.
Emirates is operating four scheduled flights weekly from Malta to Dubai via Larnaka, Cyprus, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. While on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Emirates operates direct flights from Dubai to Malta and return flights fly via Tripoli.