MIDDLE EAST : LAX now 3rd US gateway for Emirates

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines, is set to expand its network even further this year with the start of services to the West Coast of the US. From 1 September Emirates will open its third US gateway with non-stop daily flights between Los Angeles and Dubai. Emirates will operate Boeing 777- […]


Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines, is set to expand its network even further this year with the start of services to the West Coast of the US.

From 1 September Emirates will open its third US gateway with non-stop daily flights between Los Angeles and Dubai.

Emirates will operate Boeing 777- 200LRs on the route, with up to 10 tonnes of cargo capacity from LA.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al- Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline Group said: “Los Angeles represents Emirates’ commitment to the American market. We have evaluated the US for expansion opportunities and have carefully examined our existing services in Houston and New York- both of which have been very successful. We look forward to recreating this success by connecting Los Angeles to Dubai and beyond.”

LA is the fourth new destination that Emirates has announced it will be introducing in 2008. The airline has already announced its plans to start services to Cape Town on 30 March plus Calicut, India and Guangzhou, China, both on 1 July this year.