UGANDA (eTN) – A regular source had, during my absence, left a text message on my phone, none of which were inexplicably roaming in Bahrain in spite of my home operators assurances to the contrary, that Emirates was increasing their destinations in North America by two in February and March, respectively.
Dallas/Fort Worth will see a daily B777 nonstop service from Dubai, conveniently connecting travelers from Uganda, and the other East African EK destinations to a second Texas destination after Houston. The inaugural flight will take place on February 2 as flight EK 221, while the return flight will be EK 222.
Next then will be Seattle, home of Boeing and the United States’ leading Northern West Coast city, just across from the border with Canada’s Vancouver. Boeing is, of course, a leading supplier of aircraft to Emirates, which is operating the largest B777 fleet already and has, at the November 2011 Dubai Air Show, placed the largest ever order for yet more B777. The inaugural flight to Seattle will leave Dubai on March 1, offering visitors for holidays and on trade and business missions convenient connections to the United States, while US travelers from both Dallas and Seattle can then reach a range of additional destinations in the Emirates network with one stop enroute.