Emirates and Miami International Airport celebrated the inaugural flight of the airline’s four times a week Dubai-Miami service when it touched down in Miami at 11 a.m. on July 22.
Emirates flight EK213 was welcomed to MIA with a water cannon salute and drew an audience of passengers, aviation fans, and guests.
For the first flight, the airline operated its Boeing 777 Gamechanger, and on the ground, showcased the interiors of the aircraft to guests, featuring its First Class private suites.
With floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and sleek design features inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Emirates’ First Class suites on the Gamechanger offer up to 40 square feet of personal space each, and ultra-modern design features.
The airline will subsequently operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class, and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class for the four times a week service.
Along with Orlando, the new service to Miami provides passengers additional service between Dubai and Florida and expands Emirates’ U.S. network to 12 destinations on over 70 weekly flights, providing more choice and convenient connections from the Emirates network to South Florida.
It also links travelers from South Florida, South America, and the Caribbean to over 50 points across the Middle East, West Asia, Africa, Far East, and the Indian Ocean Islands via Dubai.