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Karachi /Dubai, March 01, 2018 – Emirates will resume its flagship A380 service between Houston (IAH) and Dubai (DXB) from 1 June 2018. This follows the airline’s recent adjustments to its US services with the launch of a new non-stop Dubai-Newark service from 1 June 2018 and the resumption of daily services to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from 25 March 2018.
Houston will join more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network served by its highly popular A380 aircraft, including Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Kuwait. Emirates will deploy its three-class A380 on the Houston route, offering a total of 516 seats, with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 flatbed seats in Business Class seats and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class, increasing capacity per flight by more than 160 passengers compared to the current Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates’ Pakistani customers can enjoy the A380 service to Houston and all other destinations beyond Dubai.
With the large number of Pakistanis residing in the US, travel frequency is very high as people travel to and from Pakistan to visit family and friends. US is also a very popular tourist destination for Pakistanis. Other than that, the airline has a high volume of business travellers between Pakistan and the US. Emirates now serves 12 points in the US, facilitating its Pakistani customers by offering several flight options and significantly reduced travel times compared to airlines connecting via European hubs.
Emirates celebrated 10 years of service to Houston in December 2017, and has carried nearly 2 million passengers since its inaugural flight in December 2007. Services to Houston were upguaged to an A380 in December 2014, but as part of Emirates’ fleet optimization, the decision was made in July 2016 to operate the route with a Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates remains committed to Houston, offering exceptional product and services. With the energy sector recovering and playing a large role in Houston’s resurgence, Emirates took the decision to reinstate the A380 services from 1 June 2018 in line with commercial demand.
Flight EK211 will depart Dubai at 09:35 and arrive in Houston at 16:50 daily. Return flight EK212 will depart Houston at 20:00 and arrive in Dubai at 20:00 the next day. Pakistani passengers can travel on the Houston flight by choosing from the 75 weekly flights to Dubai from six cities in Pakistan including Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Sialkot and Multan. Pakistani passengers traveling from Houston can enjoy convenient connections in Dubai for their return flight to Pakistan. Passengers can also take advantage of over 90 codeshare destinations with flydubai.
The double-decker A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft in service and extremely popular with travelers. The Emirates A380 is renowned for its First Class Private Suites and Shower Spas, as well as Onboard Lounge for First and Business Class passengers. Passengers in all classes can enjoy Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family and friends and Emirates’ award-winning entertainment system, ice, with more than 3,000 channels of movies, TV shows, games and music. Emirates is now offering special content in Urdu for its Pakistani passengers.