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Emirates And United Expand Market Presence Via New Agreement

By Dave Simpson

From November, Emirates customers flying into Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston will be able to connect onto United flights to and from nearly 200 cities across the Americas on a single ticket.

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At the eight other US airports served by Emirates - Boston, Dallas, LA, Miami, JFK, Orlando, Seattle and Washington DC - both airlines will have an interline arrangement in place.

United will launch a new direct flight between Newark and Dubai starting in March 2023, and from there, customers will be able to travel on Emirates or its sister airline flydubai to more than 100 cities.

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Sir Tim Clark, president, Emirates Airline, stated, "Two of the biggest and best-known airlines in the world are joining hands to fly people better to more places, at a time when travel demand is rebounding with a vengeance. It's a significant partnership that will unlock tremendous consumer benefit and bring the United Arab Emirates and the United States even closer. We welcome United's return to Dubai next year, where our hub Dubai essentially becomes a gateway for United to reach Asia, Africa and the Middle East via the combined network of Emirates and flydubai. We look forward to developing our partnership with United for the long term."

Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines, stated, "This agreement unites two iconic, flag carrier airlines who share a common commitment to creating the best customer experience in the skies. United's new flight to Dubai and our complementary networks will make global travel easier for millions of our customers, helping boost local economies and strengthen cultural ties. This is a proud moment for both United and Emirates employees, and I look forward to our journey together."

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