Emirates to increase capacity on Boston route
Dubai, June 10, 2014
Dubai-based Emirates Airline will increase passenger and cargo capacity on its Boston route from August 1 with the introduction of a larger aircraft.
The airline will switch from a Boeing 777-200LR currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates launched its Boston service - its eighth US gateway - on March 10, 2014.
The Boeing 777-300ER will offer 88 additional Economy Class seats, representing a 40 per cent increase in seating. This is in addition to offering customers a choice of eight First Class Suites and 42 Business Class seats.
“Emirates has seen steady growth on our Boston route since its launch only three months ago. We believe this strong demand is thanks to Emirates’ unique product and service which is offered to our customers in all three cabins. This means that in response we are able to introduce the larger Emirates Boeing 777-300ER to New England,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, Commercial Operations West. “The choice of connecting flights to West Asia, the Middle East, Far East and Africa via our home and hub in Dubai means our passengers travelling to and from Boston can enjoy unparalleled connectivity to over 140 destinations on Emirates’ global network, and also reinforces our confidence in the continued growth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
Boston, which welcomes nearly 12 million visitors a year, is a dynamic city experiencing strong economic and commercial growth.
Emirates' daily flight EK237 departs Dubai at 08:50 am and arrives in Boston at 2:45 pm. The return flight, EK238, takes off from Boston at 11:15 pm and lands in Dubai at 7:30 pm the next day. Both flights offer convenient connections to and from many of Emirates’ destinations including India, the Middle East, Singapore and Bangkok. - TradeArabia News Service