Emirates Enters Into Codeshare Agreement With United Airlines

Emirates airline and United Airline

Emirates have tied up with the top US airlines with the aim of boosting their travel and trade movement between the Emirates and the United States.

In a codeshare agreement, executives are excited about working towards a ‘non-stop flight schedule that will run between Newark and Dubai. This is a part of the deal they have signed off for.

The codeshare was announced formally over an event organized at the Dulles International Airport near Washington. Here, a pair of Boeing 777-300 ER planes were unveiled on the tarmac as cabin crew in Emirates and United uniforms appeared on stage.

From November, Emirates customers flying into Chicago, San Francisco and Houston — three of the biggest business hubs in the US — will be able to easily make connections on United flights to and from about 200 cities across the Americas on a single ticket.

Emirates airline’s president Tim Clark and United Chief executive Scott Kirby has called it a ‘robust pandemic recovery’ plan and the partnership is definitely looking like that.

At the eight other US airports served by Emirates — Boston’s Logan International, Dallas-Fort Worth, LAX in Los Angeles, Miami International, New York’s JFK, Florida’s Orlando International, Seattle-Tacoma in Washington state and Dulles — the airlines will have an interline arrangement in place.

The plans to make Dubai a gateway for the US to access Asia, Africa and the rest of Middle East, is an interesting and lucrative strategy, business analysts say.

The agreement will allow Emirates to boost connectivity to US domestic markets and the Americas ― and offer a better value proposition for passengers with more seamless travel and increase load factors on its planes, said Andre Martins, head of transport, infrastructure and services for India, Middle East and Africa at Oliver Wyman.

Codeshares are business arrangements in which two or more airlines agree to market and publish a particular flight as part of their own schedule or timetable. Only one airline operates the flight, but the other airlines marketing it can add their own unique flight number for marketing purposes and frequent-flyer programmes. Airlines use such pacts to expand their networks at little extra cost.

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