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Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to offer nonstop service to the Middle East
With the World's Premier Airline, Emirates

DATE: October 11, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department

PHONE: 954-359-6116

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Emirates Airlines will start service on December 15, 2016, between Dubai and Broward County's Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

For the first time in the Airport's history, FLL will have nonstop service with one of the world's finest airlines to the Middle East. FLL will be one of just 11 U.S. cities served by Emirates Airlines.

"Broward County is honored that Emirates Airlines has selected FLL as their gateway to our vibrant and exciting destination," said Marty Kiar, Broward County Mayor. "This nonstop service will allow world travelers to experience our sun-drenched beaches to the majestic beauty of the Everglades and all the sensational attractions of a cosmopolitan area. Additionally, our residents can now explore the Middle East and the other 150 plus cities served by this world-class airline."

"Emirates is one of the world's most sought after airlines. They offer award winning customer service, worldwide connectivity through their airline partnerships, including jetBlue Airways and a fleet of long-range, world-class aircraft. We are honored they chose FLL to launch their new service in the South Florida region." said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation.

South Floridians will have direct access to the Middle East and beyond. Travelers from all corners of the world can now travel to and from FLL. They can enjoy our beautiful beaches, shopping, cultural activities and culinary delights our area offers.

With a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, Emirates Airlines currently flies to over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. Over 1,500 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.

Customers voted Emirates as the 2016 World's Best Airline in Skytrax World Airline Awards.

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About Broward's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
The Aviation Department is a self-supporting department of Broward County Board of County Commissioners. FLL is located in South Florida in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale's Gold Coast. The Airport is ranked 21st in the United States in total passenger traffic and 15th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 700 flights a day, the Airport offers nonstop service to more than 70 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin American and Europe. The Aviation Department also operates the North Perry Airport, a general aviation airport for private and charter aircraft operators. Call 954-359-6100 for more information. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter@FLLFlyer, like us on Facebook or visit

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