Emirates A380 returns to Houston

Bangalore, 22 February 2018 – Emirates will resume its flagship A380 service between Houston (IAH) and Dubai (DXB) from 1 June 2018. 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 willjoin more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network served byits highly popular A380 aircraft, including Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore andKuwait. Emirates will deploy its three-class A380 on the Houston route,offering a total of  516 seats, with 14 private suites in First Class, 76flatbed seats in Business Class seats and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class,increasing capacity per flight by more than 160 passengers compared to thecurrent Boeing 777-300ER. 

The return ofEmirates A380 to Houston will provide Indians travelling to the city with theaward-winning Emirates experience which includes world-class entertainment withICE, regionally inspired food menu and Wi-Fi connectivity on board. 

Houston, asprawling city in Texas, amalgamates diverse cultures, in the form of arts,music, cuisines and local festivals. The city is also home to NASA's Lyndon B.Johnson Space Center, a must visit for space enthusiasts. The center whichopened in 1992, hosts more than 1 million visitors annually in its250,000-square-foot educational complex. The destination holds the TripAdvisorCertificate of Excellence and there is always something new to experience, frommore than 400 space artefacts, permanent and travelling exhibits, to live showsand theatres. The metropolis has something for every age group, from Museumsfor science and arts to Children’s parks and zoos, making it a fun-filleddestination which occupies the needs of the whole family. 

Houston isalso home to vibrant communities from all across India, working as ITprofessionals, or running motels, restaurants and other retail businesses. The150,000 plus strong Indian community continues to grow in Houston, creating alarge support system to cater to the spiritual, religious, legal, accountingand other needs of Indians in the city. The city is also famously known as the‘dining-out capital of the USA’, and presents locals and tourists alike, withmore than 10,000 restaurants, representing over 70 different countries and Americanregions, including a large number of authentic Indian restaurants. 

Emiratesremains committed to Houston, offering exceptional product and services. Withthe energy sector recovering and playing a large role in Houston’s resurgence,Emirates took the decision to reinstate the A380 services from 1 June 2018 inline with commercial demand. 

Thedouble-decker A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft in service andextremely popular with travellers. The Emirates A380 is renowned for its First ClassPrivate Suites and Shower Spas, as well as Onboard Lounge for First andBusiness Class passengers to mingle whilst enjoying canapés and beveragesprepared by the onboard bartender. Passengers in all classes can enjoy Wi-Fi tostay in touch with family and friends and Emirates’ award-winning entertainmentsystem, ice, with more than 3,000 channels of movies, TV shows, games andmusic. 

Emiratesserves 12 points in the US, helping to link the world’s largest economy withemerging markets that will further drive American economic growth, trade, andjob creation. Of the 80-plus destinations on our Middle East, Africa, and AsiaPacific network, 67 are not directly served by any US carrier. The breadth ofour network between the US and India is unparalleled, offering more flightsthan any other foreign carrier and significantly reduced travel times comparedto airlines connecting via European hubs.

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