Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world – see my earlier review of Emirates. They and their main rival Etihad have just announced non-stop daily service from its hub in Dubai to Washington, DC (DXB-IAD). This is great news. The third major middle-east airline – Qatar, already operates a daily non-stop to DC. Good to see these great airlines come to IAD. This is also good competition for United as it already has non-stop service to Dubai and one-stop to Abu Dhabi (AUH), Etihad’s hub, and Doha (DOH), Qatar’s hub.
Announcement on airlineroute.net:
Emirates on Thursday (15MAR12) announced the launch of Dubai – Washington Dullesservice, with 3-class Boeing 777-300ER (with First Class Suite) operating on daily basis, effective 12SEP12.
Its rival ETIHAD few weeks ago announced its intention to operate Abu Dhabi – Washington Dulles service from 31MAR13.
EK231 DXB0220 – 0850IAD 77W D
EK232 IAD1055 – 0800+1DXB 77W D
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