Emirates to Increase US Flights From October to Meet Growing Demand
Emirates will restore U.S. service to nearly 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels by October and over 90 percent by December. From October, the carrier will increase connectivity to and from Boston, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.
On Monday (September 20, 2021), Emirates announced the ramp up of U.S. flights from October 2021. The airline will restore 80 percent of pre-pandemic service by October and 90 percent by December with increased connectivity to Boston (BOS), Dallas (DFW), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington D.C. (IAD). Emirates is also seeing growing interest from U.S. travelers to visit Dubai, especially during the World Expo which runs from October 1st, 2021 through March 2022. Starting in October, the carrier will operate 78 weekly flights to 12 U.S. gateways. Service to Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. will increase from four to five weekly flights, while flights to New York-JFK will increase from 18 to 19 weekly flights, including flights connecting Milan and New York.
Emirates previously restored daily service to Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as routes connecting Athens and Newark, and Milan with New York-JFK. For guests wishing to experience Emirates’ flagship Airbus A380 aircraft, the carrier is offering 24 weekly flights with 12 to JFK, seven to LAX, and five to IAD from October. Starting in December, the carrier will offer 35 weekly A380 flights to the U.S., including service between Milan and New York. Daily flagship Airbus A380 service will also return to San Francisco in December 2021. The iconic A380 features Emirates’ signature Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa. As previously mentioned, by December 2021, the airline will have restored over 90 percent of pre-pandemic frequencies to the U.S. with daily flights added to Boston, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., as well as double-daily flights to New York.
Emirates’ guests traveling to and from the U.S. now have additional options connecting to their destinations. Additionally, thanks to a codeshare partnership with JetBlue, customers can seamlessly connect to over 63 additional U.S. destinations, and over 100 destinations through the airline's interline partnership with Alaska Airlines. For every flight booked to or transiting through Dubai from October 1st, 2021 through March 31, 2022, Emirates is offering a free Expo Day Pass, so guests can visit the many attractions of the highly-anticipated event, including the U.S. pavilion. Emirates’ customers traveling in First or Business Class will also enjoy complimentary Chauffeur Drive service to and from the airport at all Emirates’ destinations in the U.S. and Dubai, as well as over 70 additional cities worldwide.