Gulf Carrier Impact:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Based on the success of the Orlando route, Emirates added a daily, direct flight from Dubai to Ft. Lauderdale, marking the first commercial service from the Middle East to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emirates’ route to Ft. Lauderdale is its 11th U.S. route, meeting the growing demand for travel from Middle East to the U.S.
Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation at the Florida airport said: “FLL is proud to welcome Emirates, one of the world’s premiere airlines to Broward County. With an estimated annual economic impact to our region of more than $100 million and approximately 1,000 new jobs as a direct and indirect result of Emirates arrival, we are confident this new service will mark the beginning of many more great things to come.”
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