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Orlando airport to add Dubai non-stop flights

Orlando airport to add Dubai non-stop flights

Orlando International Airport announced Tuesday that it will offer daily nonstop service to Dubai for the first time. Emirates will begin the flights Sept.1. Orlando becomes the Dubai-based airline's 10th U.S. destination, said Matthias Schmid, Emirates' vice president of sales in the United States. The airline serves 145 cities. Dubai International Airport, reportedly the world's busiest, is Emirates' hub. Introductory airfares for the 15-hour flight will be $990 for economy, $4,990 for business class and $9,990 for first class, said Schmid. Round-trip economy airfares are expected to average about $1,100. The Boeing-777 200LR planes can carry 266 people total....

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