ORLANDO, Fla. - Officials at Orlando International Airport announced Tuesday afternoon that it will offer direct flights from Orlando to Dubai.
Airport officials held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to make the announcement.
For the first time, the airport will offer nonstop flights to Dubai on Emirates airline.
"In terms of economic impact this means just north of $100 million to our community," Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher said.
When the service begins in September, a Boeing 777 will fly from OIA to Dubai once a day.
"It offers up regions that have not been efficiently opened for us without taking multiple multiple flights," Kruppenbacher said.
A coach seat on the flight will begin at around $1,100, officials said.