Emirates announced that by October 2021, it will restore its US flights to nearly 80% of pre-COVID-19 levels, and to more than 90% by December 2021.

The airline’s decision to increase its US services, which was announced on September 20, 2021, was made in response to growing demand as travel confidence returns along with the United States easing its restrictions on vaccinated travelers from Europe and the UK.

Expo 2020 Dubai, which was originally scheduled for October 2020 to April 2021, will now finally be held from October 2021 to March 2022, and has garnered a lot of interest from the US market. 

From October 2021, Emirates will be operating 78 weekly flights to 12 destinations in the US with an increase in weekly flights scheduled for Boston (BOS), Dallas (DFW), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington DC (IAD) as follows:

  • Boston: five weekly flights, increasing from four flights a week

  • Dallas: five weekly flights, increasing from four flights a week

  • New York: 19 weekly flights, increasing from 18 flights a week (including flights connecting Milan and New York)

  • San Francisco : five weekly flights, increasing from four flights a week

  • Seattle: five weekly flights, increasing from four flights a week

  • Washington DC: five weekly flights, increasing from four flights a week

Emirates has already restored pre-COVID-19 daily flight frequencies to Chicago, Los Angeles, and on the routes connecting Athens-Newark and Milan-New York.

By early December 2021, Emirates will have restored more than 90% of its pre-COVID flight schedule to the US with daily flights added to Boston, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC in addition to double daily flights to New York.