Emirates touches down in Fort Lauderdale, 2nd Florida destination
Fort Lauderdale is Emirates’ second destination in Florida, after launching Orlando more than a year ago.
The new service, operated by a GE-powered Boeing 777, marks the first scheduled commercial service from the Middle East to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport serving the South Florida area of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach.
"Our new daily service to Fort Lauderdale will significantly enhance South Florida’s commercial and cultural connections. Emirates is proud to connect people across the globe and today’s inaugural flight illustrates the reach of our global network and the potential tourism and trade opportunities of our daily service," said Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, West.
"The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the United States, servicing more than 29 million passengers this year.
"Broward County is a leading destination market for tourists and an economic hub for businesses large and small. We have recently invested $2.4 billion to expand and renovate our airport to insure world class service now and in the future," said Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. ■
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