Two of the world's leading tourist centers are now linked by nonstop air service.
Emirates Airline has made Orlando International Airport its tenth
American gateway and its first in Florida.
The Dubai-owned carrier began daily service
between Dubai and Orlando on Wednesday. The flights, which last
approximately 14 hours to Dubai and 16 hours on return to Orlando,
will be serviced by Boeing 777-200 LR planes with a capacity for 266 passengers.
Frank Kruppenbacher, chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation
Authority, said the new route will bring $100 million in annual economic
benefits to central Florida.
Emirates services 147 desinations worldwide. Its other U.S
destinations are Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Chicago,
Washington, New York and Boston.