• Joe Breitfeller

Emirates Resumes Service Between Dubai and Orlando, Florida After 15 Month Hiatus

Today, Emirates’ first flight between Dubai International Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida (U.S.), touched down after a 15-month hiatus. The last inbound passenger flight between Dubai and Orlando occurred on March 23, 2020.


After a 15-Month Hiatus, The First Emirates Flight From Dubai Touches Down In Orlando Florida (U.S.) on Friday July 2, 2021 - Courtesy Orlando International Airport

On Friday (July 2, 2021), Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida, U.S., announced the touchdown of the first Emirates flight since March 23, 2020. The flight between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the airport’s longest overseas flight. Although passenger service was suspended last spring, Emirates continued to operate the route on a regular basis, transporting essential cargo to the region.


In Friday’s announcement, the Greater Orlando Airport Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Phil Brown, said,


“As we continue to recover from the global pandemic, we’re glad to see our international carriers make their return to the Central Florida region and our world-class airport. The resumption of passenger service by Emirates really means the return of access to incredible destinations in Southeast Asia and India.”


Emirates first launched Orlando service in 2015, opening a Central Florida gateway to Africa, the Middle East and Australia. The premier global airline has now resumed four weekly flights between Dubai and Orlando with a 266-passenger Boeing 777-300ER, featuring three classes of guest services. Inbound flights depart Dubai at 08:55 and arrive in Orlando at 16:30. Departing flights take off from Orlando at 21:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and arrive in Dubai at 19:10 the next day (all times local).



Source: Orlando International Airport