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Emirates Redeploys Airbus A380 on Dubai-Houston Service

Emirates will resume its flagship Airbus A380 service between Dubai International Airport and Houston, Texas, USA from 1 June 2018.

Emirates will deploy a three-class A380 on the Houston route, offering a total of 516 seats, with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 seats in Business Class seats and 426 seats in Economy Class.

The Airbus A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER currently on the service, increasing capacity per flight by more than 160 passengers.

This follows the airline’s recent adjustments to its US services with the launch of a new non-stop Dubai-Newark service from 1 June 2018 and the resumption of daily services to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from 25 March 2018.

Houston will join more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network served by its highly popular A380 aircraft, including Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Kuwait.

Emirates A380 is renowned for its First Class Private Suites, Shower Spas and Onboard Lounge for First and Business Class passengers to mingle whilst enjoying service by onboard bartender.

Emirates celebrated 10 years of service to Houston in December 2017, and has carried nearly 2 million passengers since its inaugural flight in December 2007.

Service to Houston was upguaged to an Airbus A380 in December 2014, but was in July 2016, downgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER due to fleet optimization.

Flight EK211 will depart Dubai at 09:35 and arrive in Houston at 16:50 daily. Return flight EK212 will depart Houston at 20:00 and arrive in Dubai at 20:00 the next day.

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