Sunday, March 30, 2008


Emirates has officially confirmed that it will be launching new nonstop flights from its DXB-Dubai hub to LAX-Los Angeles effective Sept 1st 2008. EK will use the Boeing 777-200LR on this flight which will seat 266 pax in a 3 class configuration. The flight will however suffer a payload restriction on both legs in the cargo belly as on the outbound sector, it can carry only 8 tons of cargo where as on the return it can carry 10 tons of cargo. A Boeing 772LR can carry 12-14 tons of cargo with a full load of pax on flights such as DXB-ORD!

EK's flight timings to LAX are as follows :

EK 215 Dep DXB 0820 Arr LAX 1355
EK 216 Dep LAX 1645 Arr 1940+1

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These flight timings allow excellent connections in both directions to AMD, IKA, DOH, KHI, MCT, KWI, BOM, DEL, BLR, MAA, HYD, COK, LHE, ISB and TRV. There is however bad news to report for EK as the German Transportation Ministry has refused to allow EK to fly to Berlin till 2011 and Stuggart till 2016 which is not a surprise to many as Lufthansa lobbied hard for this as they view EK as a huge threat in Germany towards their Asia and Africa market share.

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