Emirates launched its longest non-stop A380 service on Monday, touching down in Los Angeles 16 hours and 20 minutes after taking off from Dubai.
The airline’s 23rd superjumbo route crossed the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada before landing in the home of Hollywood on the Western seaboard.
The EK 215 daily service will depart Dubai at 08:20, arriving in California at 12:50 the same day. The return flight, EK 216, will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 16:00, arriving in Dubai the following day at 19:50.
“Bringing the glamorous A380 set of wings to the City of Angels seemed like a natural fit as this aircraft mirrors the luxury of the Hollywood lifestyle,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, Commercial Operations West.
Emirates first started flying to Los Angeles in 2008 with the Boeing 777-200LR. The Dubai carrier now operates 63 weekly flights to the U.S., serving seven cities.
Emirates currently has 131 Boeing 777s in its fleet, with a further 150 777Xs on order from the Dubai Airshow.