Emirates recently announced its intent to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
The new service, EK227 is operated by a Boeing 777-200LR, will depart Dubai at 3:15 am and arrives in Seattle at 6:55 am. The return flight, EK228, departs Seattle at 9:40 am and arrives in Dubai at 10:55 am the following day. The new service will supplement the current EK 230 Boeing 777-300ER flight departing Seattle at 5:40 pm and landing in Dubai the following day at 6:55 pm.
The second Seattle flight will be operated with one of Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which will create a 75% jump in seating capacity with 4,340 weekly seats on offer to Dubai.
This second flight will effectively move Seattle into the number two position in the US market in terms of seat capacity, behind New York John F Kennedy International Airport. Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR features eight first class suites, 42 business class seats and 216 economy class seats.