Emirates to expand US flights from October 

The airline is seeing growing customer demand on the back of rising travel confidence and an easing of restrictions  

Emirates has announced that it is to increase flight frequencies to its US destinations from October which will see the Dubai based carrier operate 78 weekly flights to 12 destinations across the country. 

Those airports that will see an increase in services are Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC with five weekly connections each and New York/JFK increasing to 19 weekly flights, including those from the US hub to Milan.  

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The airline says that it “has already restored pre-COVID-19 daily flight frequencies to Chicago, Los Angeles and on the routes connecting Athens-Newark and Milan-New York.” 

In another boost for passengers, Emirates’ flagship Airbus A380 aircraft will operate 24 times per week with twelve flights to New York/JFK, seven to Los Angeles and five to Washington DC from October.  

By December the carrier has planned to bring back up to 90% of its pre-COVID flight frequencies to the US with the airlines’ A380’s to be continually added to more services including three daily flights to New York/JFK from November and daily flights to San Francisco from December.  

Emirates has also highlighted its codeshare with JetBlue and interline agreement with Alaska Airlines which will allow passengers access an additional 63 and 100 destinations in the country respectively.