Emirates and the US

Connecting the US with new markets

The United States is a key growing market in Emirates' global network. Emirates commenced non-stop passenger flights between Dubai and New York JFK in June 2004 and since then has expanded to Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Seattle, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Newark.

In total, we operate 126 passenger flights per week between Dubai and the US – five times daily to New York with three direct flights and one each via Milan and Athens; twice daily to Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle and daily flights to the other seven points. With the addition of the new Dubai-Athens-Newark flight, Emirates’ US-Europe market share in terms of weekly frequencies and seats remains below one percent. Emirates operates the Boeing 777 to nine of its US destinations. It also operates the Airbus A380, powered by US-made Engine Alliance GP7200 engines to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

Since 2004, Emirates has carried 17.6 million passengers on its US flights. For the US economy, Emirates delivers high-yield tourists and business travellers from important developing markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Our flights between the US and Dubai have also carried 766,000 tonnes of high value goods since 2004. This facilitates US foreign trade and opens up new markets for US exporters in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Every week, we carry items such as auto parts out of New York JFK, seasonal produce such as apples and cherries from Seattle, oil and gas equipment out of Houston, medical supplies out of Los Angeles, and frozen meat from Chicago. In total, our cargo capacity from the US is over 2,000 tonnes per week.

Emirates helps to link the US, the world’s largest economy, with emerging markets that will further drive American economic growth, trade and job creation. Of the 86 destinations on our Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific network, 67 destinations are not directly served by any US carrier. For example, the breadth of our network between the US and India is unparalleled, offering more flights than any other foreign carrier and significantly reduced travel times compared to airlines connecting via European hubs.

Read more about Emirates’ operations in our factsheet ‘Emirates and the US’ and ‘Creating value for the U.S'.

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