Emirates recently announced its decision to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport on 1 July 2016.
The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Airbus A380-800ULR aircraft in a three-class configuration with 14 suites in first class, 76 seats in business class and 401 seats in economy class.
The new service, flight EK217, will depart Dubai at 3:00 pm and arrive in Los Angeles at 8:00 pm. The return flight, EK218, will depart Los Angeles at 10:30 pm and arrive in Dubai approximately 16 hours later at 1:30 am. The new service will supplement the current EK215 Airbus A380-800 flight departing Dubai at 8:55 am and landing in Los Angeles at 1:55 pm. The existing return flight, EK216, departs LAX 4:45 pm and arrives in Dubai 7:35 pm the following day.
“Our existing service provides US$677 million in annual economic benefit to LA and surrounding area, contributes over US$270 m in annual spending by visitors, and helps to support nearly 6000 US jobs. So our additional service to LA not only doubles our capacity to meet demand, but also increases our positive economic impact,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, West.