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With the UAE’s vaccination program going very well and with the United States aiming to have given most of its population at least one of two vaccine doses by June, Emirates has decided that it’s prudent to bring back one more of its routes that was suspended almost as soon as pandemic was declared.
Back at the beginning of January Emirates announced that it was restarting operations to Seattle, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Francisco, in February it announced that its Athens-Newark route would return in June, and now the airline is ready to bring back service between Dubai and Orlando.
Emirates Returns To Orlando
From 2 June 2021 (one day after the Athens – Newark route restarts), Emirates will resume services between Dubai and Orlando with a schedule that looks like this:
EK219 DXB 08:55 – 16:30 MCO (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)
EK220 MCO 21:00 – 19:10+1 day DXB (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)
The route will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR aircraft with the following cabin configuration:
- 38 Business Class seats
- 264 Economy Class seats
This is a cabin configuration that Emirates first introduced in 2018 and offers a Business Class cabin with a 2-2-2 layout so it’s an improvement on the old 2-3-2 seating that Emirates Business Class still offers on a significant number of routes.
With Orlando rejoining the Emirates route network, the Middle Eastern carrier will be offering over 60 weekly flights between Dubai and 11 US cities including Boston, New York (JFK), Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Newark
Emirates has announced that it will restart flights between Dubai and Orlando from 2 June 2021. The route will be served 4x/week by an Emirates 777-200LR and is currently scheduled to operate year-round.