Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, is set to expand its network with the start of services to the West Coast of the United States beginning October 26th with nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Dubai.

The service, which will operate daily, will be the first nonstop operation connecting Dubai to Los Angeles.

Emirates will fly its Boeing 777-200LR on the route, offering 266 seats in a three-class configuration, and will provide up to ten tons of cargo capacity from Los Angeles.

“Los Angeles represents Emirates’ commitment to the American market,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group. “We have evaluated the U.S. for expansion opportunities and have carefully examined our existing services in Houston and New York — both of which have been very successful. We look forward to recreating this success by connecting Los Angeles to Dubai and beyond.”

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, “I am pleased that Emirates has chosen Los Angeles as its U.S. West Coast gateway, and I look forward to the start of service later this year.

“The route opens a new destination for business and leisure travelers in the Gulf region, a part of the world not previously served from Los Angeles. It will also enable travelers to reach every region of the world nonstop from LAX.”

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