DUBAI — Emirates is adding a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
The move provides Canadian passengers on the west coast more options to fly Emirates to Dubai and beyond via connections with Alaska Airlines from Vancouver (YVR), Edmonton (YEG), Calgary (YYC) and Victoria (YYJ).
“This new service will provide passengers with the convenience of a morning and evening departure from both Dubai as well as Seattle, with an easy connection to a number of Canadian cities on the west coast,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West.
The new service, EK227, which began on July 7, will depart Dubai at 3:15 a.m. and arrives in Seattle at 6:55 a.m. The return flight, EK228, which will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR, departs Seattle at 9:40 a.m. and arrives in Dubai at 10:55 a.m. the following day. The new service will supplement the current EK 230 Boeing 777-300ER flight departing Seattle at 5:40 p.m. and landing in Dubai the following day at 6:55 p.m.
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.
The increased number of flights will also provide more connections to Emirates’ growing network of destinations in Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Asia and beyond.
Emirates launched service to Seattle just over three years ago in March 2012 and has since flown more than 600,000 passengers on the route.