• Orlando International Airport announces direct flights to Dubai

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    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.


    Raw: OIA announces direct flights to Dubai


    "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.

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