Aircraft arrive on time for Emirates to bolster California flights

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Emirates now has the necessary aircraft to ramp up its offerings from Dubai to Los Angeles and San Francisco daily.

A combination of galley supplier issues and the 57-day machinists strike at Boeing last year forced Emirates to both push back its original start date for both destinations, and offer fewer frequencies than originally planned.

The carrier has now taken delivery of 777-200LR aircraft to support daily flights to each city. In December at the time of the San Francisco launch, Emirates had six 777-200LRs in service and four on order. Flight's ACAS database now shows that the carrier has ten of the aircraft in operation.

At the launch of its San Francisco flights, Emirates said it aimed to ramp up to daily flights to each California market in May, but was unsure of when additional aircraft would be delivered. The carrier introduced the added frequencies today.