Miami International Airport will have two new flights to the Middle East over the next two months. Other airlines are also increasing service to the region.
The first new flight takes of June 4 (tomorrow) to Tel Aviv, on American Airlines.
The Tel Aviv flights will operate 3 times weekly with a Boeing 777-200. Kosher wine will be offered onboard.
Seat maps for the flights show relatively strong demand, even though Israel is currently not allowing most foreigners into the country due to the coronavirus crisis.
The second new middle east flight will begin in July on Emirates, after the airline officially announced the new service this morning.
The Emirates Miami-Dubai flight will begin on July 22, 2021, operating four times weekly.
Emirates will fly a three-class Boeing 777-300ER, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy Class.
Emirates flight EK213 will depart Dubai at 3:10AM, arriving in Miami at 11:00AM. The return flight EK214 will depart Miami at 9:10PM, arriving in Dubai at 7:35PM the next day.
The new service will add to the existing connections provided at MIA by Emirates SkyCargo, the airline said.
Also this month, El Al is increasing service between Miami and Tel Aviv to 5 flights per week, the most flights ever for the airline to MIA.
Turkish has resumed daily flights to MIA, their highest level ever at MIA.
Qatar Airways has increased service from MIA to Doha to 5 times weekly beginning in July, up from 3 times weekly in June.