Tuesday | August 05, 2014


UAE airline launches daily service to America�s third-largest city.

Dubai: UAE airline Emirates on Tuesday launches its ninth route to the United States with the inaugural flight of its daily service to the Windy City, Chicago.

The three-class Boeing 777-200 leaves Dubai at 9.45am for the 14 hour, 40 minute, flight into O�Hare airport�s Terminal 5. The return flight departs Chicago at 8.35pm, arriving into Dubai at 7.10pm the next day.

It�s the second Emirates US route launch this year, following the daily service to Boston that began in March.

As well as 266 passengers, the aircraft can carry 17 tonnes of cargo; a twice-weekly cargo service launched last year moved over 11,000 tonnes between the cities.

�We welcome the chance to establish a non-stop trade bridge between these two great cities,� said Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, in a statement. �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.�


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