Emirates Airlines and United announced that they have reached a historic partnership agreement that will expand their networks and allow their customers to easily access hundreds of new destinations within the United States and around the world.
From November 2022, Emirates customers traveling to Chicago, San Francisco and Houston, three of the largest business centers in the United States, will be able to easily continue their flights with United, to and from around 200 cities across the Americas, on a single ticket .
As for the other eight US airports served by Emirates Airlines (Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, Orlando, Seattle and Washington, DC), Emirates Airlines and United will be linked to Interline arrangements.
And “United” will start a new direct flight between (New York, Newark) and Dubai, from March 2023, enabling its customers to fly with “Emirates Airlines” or its sister, “Fly Dubai”, to more than 100 cities to travel. Tickets for this flight are now on sale.
Emirates Airlines and United announced their agreement yesterday at a ceremony at Dulles International Airport, hosted by United CEO Scott Kirby, and Emirates Airline President Sir Tim Clark. Boeing 777-300ER”, and cabin crew members for both airlines.
Sir Tim Clark said: “With the collaboration of two of the world’s largest and most popular airlines, it will become easier to travel to more places at a time when demand for travel is soaring. This is an important partnership that will bring enormous benefits to the consumer, and bring the UAE closer to the United States. We welcome the return of (United) to Dubai next year, as our hub in Dubai will become a gateway to reach Asia, Africa and the Middle East, through the joint network of (Emirates Airlines) and (Fly Dubai), and we look forward to developing our partnership with (United) over the long term.”
Scott Kirby added: “This agreement brings together two world-renowned carriers who share a unified commitment to creating the best customer experience in the air. United’s new flight to Dubai and our complementary networks will make travel easier for millions of our customers, helping to boost local economies and strengthen cultural ties. This is a proud moment for all the people who work at United and Emirates Airlines, and I look forward to our journey together.”
Soon, customers of both carriers will be able to book connecting flights with a single ticket, making check-in and baggage transfer faster and easier. For example, travelers can visit (united.com) or use the United app to book a flight from New York, Newark, to Karachi (Pakistan) or go to (emirates.com) to book a flight from Dubai to Atlanta or Honolulu to discuss.
The agreement also offers loyalty program members of both airlines more opportunities to earn rewards, as Emirates Skywards members will be able to earn miles when traveling on United-operated flights. Members of the United Mail Plus program traveling on a United flight from New York, Newark to Dubai can earn and spend miles when continuing their journey on Emirates Airlines and flydubai.
Eligible customers traveling on codeshare flights enjoy access to Emirates Airlines and United lounges. More details on the frequent flyer awards and lounge share benefits will be announced in the coming weeks. Both airlines recently announced significant investments in customer experience, as Emirates Airlines will transform more than 120 aircraft under a two billion dollar investment. “United” will in turn add 500 new planes (Boeing and Airbus) to its fleet, with a focus on a new interior design, which includes screens in every seat, larger overhead lockers and Bluetooth connectivity, in addition to the fastest ” Wi -Fi” in the air.
High air transport services
Serving customers on six continents, through its global hub in Dubai, Emirates Airlines provides high-quality air transport services that facilitate tourism and trade. The airline is valued by customers for its pioneering services on the ground and in the air, with a passionate workforce representing more than 160 countries. Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 wide-body aircraft, offering spacious cabins and high-end onboard features. Emirates Airlines is committed to environmental responsibility in its operations, focusing on three areas: reducing emissions, responsible consumption and protecting wildlife.
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