Passengers travelling with Emirates from Los Angeles to Cape Town can now look forward to more choice and shorter connection times with the airline’s introduction of a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Los Angeles.

The new Emirates flight EK217, departs Dubai daily at 15h00 and arrives in Los Angeles at 20h00. The return flight EK218, departs Los Angeles daily at 22h30 and arrives in Dubai approximately 16 hours later at 01h30.

In addition to serving those visiting or travelling to Los Angeles, passengers wishing to travel beyond LA to nearby destinations in the U.S. can take advantage of the airline’s partnerships with Virgin America and Alaska Airlines. For example, through Alaska Airlines, passengers can connect from LAX to cities such as Eugene, Mammoth Lakes, Monterey, Portland, Santa Rosa, and Guadalajara. Through Virgin America, passengers can travel onwards to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Cancun and more.

Also on 1 July, Vienna joined the family of A380 scheduled destinations served by an Emirates A380. Emirates is the first and only airline to operate an A380 into the Austrian capital.

Emirates currently offers double daily flights from Vienna to the international hub in Dubai. Now, the rotation EK127/EK128 is deployed by an Airbus A380 in a three-class configuration with 14 private suites in First, 76 lie-flat seats in Business and 429 spacious seats in Economy. The second daily flight (EK125/EK126) will remain being operated by a Boeing 777-300ER with a seating capacity of 360.