Emirates is now flying twice a day between its Dubai International Airport hub and Los Angeles.
The first service of flight EK217 departed the UAE on July 1 and was operated by Airbus A380-861 A6-EON, which wore a specially-designed Los Angeles Dodgers livery. The scheme was applied to celebrate the new service as well as the airline’s sponsorship of the baseball team.
“We’re thrilled to continue growing our footprint in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, and to be able to provide more flight choices to more customers daily as well as doubling the economic benefits Emirates’ flights provide to Southern California,” said Rob Gurney Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, The Americas.
The new flight, departs Dubai daily at 1500hrs and arrives in Los Angeles at 2000hrs. The return service – EK218 – departs Los Angeles daily at 2230hrs and arrives in Dubai approximately 16 hours later at 0130hrs.
A three-class Airbus A380 will be used on the flights, providing 14 private suites in First Class, 76 seats in Business and 401 seats in Economy.
July 1 also saw Emirates introduce the A380 on its flights to Vienna, making it the 41st destination to be served by the airline’s flagship.
The carrier operates two flights a day to the Austrian capital with EK127/128 operated by a three-class A380 and EK125/126 flown with a 360-seat Boeing 777-300ER.