Emirates is to launch daily flights to Orlando, Florida, from 1 September 2015. The airline will operate a 777 flight from Dubai International at 03.50 local time, arriving at Orlando International at 11.40 local time (15h 50m flight time), with the return flight leaving Orlando at 14.20 and arriving the following day at 12.30 (14h 10m flight time).

“Orlando is one of the world’s premier leisure and conference destinations, a dynamic business centre and a destination which Emirates has long wished to serve,” said Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates. “As a growing region, we believe that our service will facilitate further growth for both Orlando as well as central Florida by connecting the city with our global network of 145 destinations across 80 countries.”

Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, said: “We welcomed more than 97 million visitors to our state last year and every 85 tourists creates another Florida job. We know our tourism industry helps grow our economy and that is why we are investing $145 million at the Orlando International Airport to expand the South Terminal Complex so we can continue to increase domestic and international air service – like the new Emirates flight.”