2/26/2014 8:59:15 AM
Dubai-based Emirates will begin a daily B777-200LR service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on 05 August 2014.
Chicago will become the airline’s ninth gateway in the USA, after Boston, Massachusetts was added on 10 March this year.
Chicago, Illinois is the third largest city by population and GDP in the United States, with a catchment area of 2.7 million. Incorporated as a city in 1837, it is famed for its rich cultural heritage, world-class arts establishments, accomplished sports teams and iconic tourist attractions that attract about 46 million people each year.
Chicago is also a significant convention hub and home to many of the US’s largest companies including Boeing.
The new service will operate as flight EK 235 from Dubai International Airport at 09:45 hours, arriving into Chicago at 15:25. The return flight, EK 236, will depart O’Hare at 20:35 hours, arriving into Dubai at 19:10 the next day.
In addition to carrying passengers, the aircraft will carry up to 17 tonnes of cargo to further increase the trade opportunities between Dubai andChicago. Emirates already operates a twice-weekly dedicated freighter service to Chicago which in 2013 carried nearly 7,400 tonnes of cargo from the city and over 4,200 tonnes to the city.
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