Emirates launches new Chicago route

Emirates launches new Chicago route

Emirates has announced it is launching a daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5 from August 5th 2014.

The service will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR powered by GE90 engines.

Chicago will become the airline’s ninth gateway in the USA, following soon after the commencement of its services to Boston, Massachusetts on March 10th this year.

Speaking about the new route, Tim Clark, Emirates president: “Chicago has long been a destination in the United States which Emirates has wished to serve.

“Like Dubai, Chicago is a major global trade and transportation hub with great cultural diversity that is an economic engine for its region. 

“We welcome the chance to establish a non-stop trade bridge between these two great cities and, via our Dubai hub, to more efficiently link Chicago area passengers and shippers with our international network beyond Dubai to over 140 destinations spanning six continents.

“This is good news for trade and tourism for both cities, and jobs that rely on both, as well as for consumers who will benefit from greater competitive choice.”