Emirates and the US

Connecting the US with new markets

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

In total, we operate 119 passenger flights per week between Dubai and the US—four times daily to New York with three direct services and one via Milan; twice daily to Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle; and daily to the other seven destinations. Emirates operates the Boeing 777 to seven 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 more than 16.1 million passengers on its US flights. For the US economy, Emirates delivers high-yield tourists and business travelers from important developing markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Our flights between the US and Dubai have also carried 740,000 tons 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 JFK, apples and cherries out of Seattle, oil and gas equipment out of Houston, medical supplies out of Los Angeles, and frozen meat out of Chicago. In total, our cargo capacity from the United States is over 1,800 tons 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 are not directly served by any US carrier. 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."

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