Emirates inks commercial deal with US-based United to enhance networks

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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UAE’s largest airline Emirates and US-based airline United have entered into a codeshare and interline agreement in order to enhance each airline’s network.

Further, the alliance intends to give their customers easier access to hundreds of destinations within the United States and around the world.

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

According to the statement, “At the eight other U.S. airports served by Emirates – Boston, Dallas, LA, Miami, JFK, Orlando, Seattle, and Washington DC – both airlines will have an interline arrangement in place. Further, United will launch a new direct flight between Newark and Dubai starting in March 2023 – from there, customers will be able to travel on Emirates or its sister airline flydubai to more than 100 cities.”

This agreement will also give the loyalty program members of both airlines more opportunities for more rewards. The eligible customers traveling on codeshare flights will also soon enjoy access to Emirates and United lounges.

Tim Clark
Tim Clark
Emirates Airlines

“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 benefits 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.”

Mr. Scott Kirby, CEO of United said that, this agreement unites two iconic, flag carrier airlines that 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,” Mr. Kirby added.

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