Emirates plans to more than double US destinations
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Emirates Airline plans to more than double its network of United States (US) destinations in the next three to five years to a total of 15 US cities, up from seven currently, a company official said.
Emirates plans to add as many as three new US city destinations in the next 12 months, Mr Thierry Antinori, chief commercial officer, said in an interview with Reuters.
The comments mark a further sign of the expansion aims of one of the fastest-growing Middle Eastern carriers.
Emirates is set to add new service from New York's John F. Kennedy airport to Milan in October. That route, known as a fifth-freedom route because it goes between two countries other than the carrier's home base, is out of step with Emirates' Dubai-centric, single-hub strategy, but is not a sign that more such routes will be added in the future, Antinori said.