Emirates and United Airlines have officially activated their codeshare partnership, enabling customers of both to access more destinations across the globe.
The partnership, which went into effect on March 30, 2023, will offer Emirates customers the opportunity to book flights to more than 150 cities via United Airlines hubs. These include Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Meanwhile, United States (US)-based customers “planning trips to Dubai and beyond have a myriad of choices and can utilize United’s services to easily connect to Emirates operated flights bound for Dubai, via Chicago, Houston or San Francisco,” Emirates noted in a press release on March 30, 2023.
United Airlines also launched direct flights between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) on March 25, 2023.
“The partnership unlocks a host of popular destinations accessible from Emirates gateways such as Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix,” Emirates added.
Interestingly, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport are Delta Air Lines’ hubs, while Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is a major hub for American Airlines.
“Emirates passengers planning trips to destinations such as Detroit, can fly direct from Dubai to Chicago or Houston, and simply connect on a United flight to the final destination, while enjoying the hassle-free flight benefits,” the release continued.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is another Delta Air Lines hub.
“We are extremely delighted to activate this historic partnership with United and significantly expand our footprint in the U.S. United’s vast network across the Americas will help us to offer more choice to our customer base from across the globe, and meet demand from across segments including the leisure, VFR, corporate travelers and students who can now connect seamlessly to and from a broader network of more than 150 domestic points,” commented Adnan Kazim, the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Emirates.