United Airlines has started its daily direct services from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Dubai International Airport (DXB) on March 25, 2023.
The route is part of United’s network expansion agreement with Emirates, which was announced at a media event in September 2022.
The partnership allows United’s customers to reach more than a hundred destinations via Dubai. In return, Emirates’ customers will have convenient access to more than 200 cities in the United States within United’s network.
This makes United Airlines the first American carrier to fly direct to the United Arab Emirates since 2016. United launched its flights to the UAE 15 years ago. In 2016, the airline ceased operations, citing overcapacity from Emirates.
The 13.5-hour direct flight will be operated on United’s B777 on the following schedule:
UA 164 departs Newark 22:15 local time, arrives in Dubai 19:40 local time the following day
UA 163 departs Dubai 02:15 local time, arrives in Newark 09:05 local time
“At United, we’re committed to expanding and enhancing our network to give our customers the best access to destinations around the world – all while having a best-in-class travel experience,” Patrick Quayle, United’s senior vice president of global network planning and alliances said in a statement.
“Our new service between New York/Newark and Dubai, along with our new partnership with Emirates and flydubai, makes it even easier for customers to travel to Dubai or connect to any of the hundred destinations offered by our partners across Africa, the Middle East and Asia,” Quayle added.