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Emirates launches daily non stop flight to Orlando, Florida

The route will be served by a Boeing 777-200LR

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Emirates Airlines has announced it is commencing a daily service to Orlando, Florida from 1st September 2015.

The route will be served by a Boeing 777-200LR with eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats, the airline said.

Emirates flight EK 219 will depart Dubai International Terminal 3 at 03:50 hours local time and arrive at Orlando International Airport Terminal B at 11.40 hours local time daily, with a flying time of 15hrs50mins.

The return flight, EK 220 will depart Orlando International at 14:20 hours and arrive into Dubai at 12:30 the following day, a 14hr10min flight.

The announcement of Emirates ongoing expansion into the US long-haul aviation market comes as US visitor numbers to Dubai continue to grow.

In 2014 over 500,000 US citizens stayed in Dubai and Emirates' Dubai to Disney Land flight, the first direct service from Florida to Dubai, will connect well with many of the airline's services to and from the Middle East, South Asia, the Far East and Africa, giving passengers from those regions seamless connectivity to the United States.

"Orlando is one of the world's premier leisure and conference destinations, a dynamic business centre and a destination which Emirates has long wished to serve", Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates, said of the announcement.

"As a growing region, we believe that our service will facilitate further growth for both Orlando as well as central Florida by connecting the city with our global network of 145 destinations across 80 countries; and give customers from Orlando the choice of flying Emirates whilst experiencing our award-winning inflight product and service," Clark added.

"Today's great news that Emirates will fly non-stop Orlando to Dubai will boost our local economy with new jobs and continue to further Orlando as a premier global travel destination," said City of Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer.

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