Emirates to fly Boston from March
Dubai, September 19, 2013
Emirates airline will launch a further transatlantic link with the start of flights to Boston from March 10, 2014.
This will be the airline’s 8th route into the US, 9th into North America and 12th into the wider Americas.
The flight will be operated by a GE-90 engine-powered Boeing 777-200LR.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline & Group, 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."
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino said: “The arrival of Emirates and its non-stop service to Dubai will expand Boston’s global presence in business and tourism. We look forward to welcoming them to Boston and applaud Massport for its work in helping our City continue its strong growth.”
From March 10, EK237 will depart Dubai at 0945hrs and arrive in Boston at 1515hrs. The return flight, EK 238, will take off from Boston at 2255hrs and land in Dubai at 1910hrs 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.
Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in America. With more than 12 million visitors a year, Boston boasts a world class reputation for medical and educational facilities, including Harvard University.
Aboard the Boeing 777-200LR serving Boston, customers in all classes will be able to relish gourmet-chef prepared food, while browsing through more than 1,500 channels of movies, TV, music and games on the ice Digital Widescreen in-flight entertainment system. Highly trained, multi-lingual cabin crew are on hand to deliver the warmest hospitality in the skies.
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, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service