Emirates launches new service to Boston
Dubai, March 10, 2014
Dubai-based carrier Emirates has launched its daily service between Dubai and Boston.
Boston is the airline’s eighth US destination and the 142th on its global network which links key tourism and trading destinations across six continents, said a statement.
The inaugural flight EK237 departed from Terminal 3, Dubai International, carrying a delegation of senior airline executives and VIPs, it said.
Tim Clark , president, said: “We are extremely upbeat about our new Boston service. From the moment we first announced plans to connect Massachusetts to our global network, we have received a strong and positive response from travellers and our business customers - not only in the US, but also in our home market of the UAE, and other major cities Asia, Africa and the Middle East.”
In addition to passengers, Emirates SkyCargo will operate bellyhold cargo space to help transport goods to and from Boston - electronics, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, machine parts, leather products, consumer commodities, as well as New England’s lobster. It can carry up to 15 tonnes per day.
Emirates began passenger services to the US in 2004 with the launch of daily flights from New York JFK to Dubai, and now offers daily flights to Washington, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. - TradeArabia News Service