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Emirates service to Washington, DC takes off

12 September 2012

DUBAI, U.A.E., 12th September 2012: Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, launched its daily non-stop service from Dubai to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) today. It is the seventh gateway for Emirates in the United States, and the twelfth new route to join the airline’s international network in 2012.  

The delegation on board today’s inaugural flight from Dubai included Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline; the Honourable Michael Corbin, U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E.; Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, The Americas and Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vice President, Revenue Optimisation and Systems, Emirates SkyCargo.  

Starting September 12th, EK 231 will leave Dubai daily at 2:20 am and arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) at 8:50 am. EK 232 will depart Dulles at 10:55 am arriving in Dubai at 8:00 am the following day. 




(from left to right): Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vice President, Revenue Optimisation and Systems, Emirates SkyCargo; Mark Satterfield, Chief Operations Officer, Marriott Hotels International; Jacob Matthew, President – Middle East & Asia, National Air Cargo; Abdul Nazar Karuppam Veetil, Chairman and Managing Director, Akbar Travels; Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline; Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Argiris Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Marriott Hotels Middle East; the Honourable Michael Corbin, U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E.; Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, The Americas; George Maniyattu Thampy, Chairman and Managing Director, Riya Travel & Tours; Carlton Shephard; Zubin Karkaria, CEO and Managing Director, VFS Global.


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