Emirates Celebrates 15 Years of Connecting Los Angeles with its Global Network

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Emirates has completed 15 years of operations to Los Angeles, one of the busiest routes in its US network. Since the airline began services to Los Angeles International Airport in 2008, Emirates has carried over 3.5 million passengers on 12,000 flights between Dubai and the point and uplifted a staggering 252,000 tonnes of cargo, supporting travel as well as trade, through the export and import of commodities.

When Emirates’ inaugural services began the destination became the second US city to be served by the airline.

Emirates currently serves the popular route with seven weekly flights operated with the double-decker A380 aircraft, capable of carrying up to 475 passengers and 15 tonnes of cargo in the bellyhold. The Emirates A380 features seats in four cabin classes including the recently-launched Premium Economy seats featuring 56 plush cream leather seats. The new cabin class provides seats with a generous recline, more legroom, and an elevated dining experience, amongst other thoughtful and luxurious touches that offer its customers more comfort and added-value amenities.

Some of the most popular destinations and points of origin relevant to Los Angeles include Mumbai, Delhi and other Indian points as well as Cairo, Karachi and Riyadh. Flights out of and into Los Angeles are popular amongst leisure travellers and students pursuing higher education abroad as well as business and corporate travellers. With the city of Los Angeles being home to significant Armenian and Iranian diasporas, the Los Angeles – Dubai route is frequently flown by travellers visiting family and friends on routes to Tehran and Yerevan. Furthermore, with Los Angeles being the epicentre of the entertainment business, the premium cabins on the route are frequented by celebrities from across the film and music industries.

Connecting exporters with global markets

The airline has also been a facilitator of trade between Los Angeles and the world, supporting local industries and businesses. With its vast cargo network and state-of-the-art facilities, Emirates SkyCargo has been instrumental in enabling seamless transportation of goods, promoting export opportunities, and stimulating economic development in the countries it operates to.

Emirates’ flights have uplifted more than 154,000 tonnes of cargo out of Los Angeles, with commodities exported ranging from fresh berries, to aircraft parts and medical equipment. Top commodities frequently imported into Los Angeles include apparel, electronics, leather goods and perishable items, such as fruits and vegetables, chilled meat and fish, totalling more than 98,000 tonnes over the 15-year period.  

Services to Los Angeles

Emirates remains dedicated to providing Los Angeles with its world-class services, comfort, and connectivity. As the airline marks this significant milestone, it remains committed to the city, its people, and to facilitating trade.

Travellers flying with Emirates can enjoy the best experience in the sky with an unmatched culinary experience, thanks to regionally-inspired multi-course menus developed by a team of award-winning chefs and complemented by a wide selection of premium beverages. Customers can sit back and relax with more than 6,500 channels of carefully curated global entertainment content featuring movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, games, audiobooks and more with ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system.

Premium class passengers and select Skywards members can enjoy lounge and chauffeur drive services before their flights in Los Angeles. In Dubai, complimentary Chauffeur Drive service to and from the airport are available to its premium class customers who can also relax or catch up on work in one of its lounge facilities at Dubai International airport.

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