With an endeavor to continuously expand its reach in the U.S., UAE's national carrier, Emirates will soon launch business class flights to Chicago, the wind capital of the world. The airline from August 5, 2014 will operate daily non-stop flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from Dubai International Airport.
Emirates, with a star rating of four by Skytrax, much higher than most of the U.S, carriers had added Chicago as its ninth U.S. destination. The airline from March 10 will begin flying to Boston its eighth American city. At presently the airline flies to Los Angeles, Washington, Dallas, San Francisco, New York, Houston and Seattle.
Operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft powered by GE90 engines, the Dubai-Chicago flight will offer 256 airline tickets. Distributed under three different classes there will be 8 First Class Private Suites, 42 Business Class seats and 216 Economy Class seats. EK 235 will depart from Dubai at 0945 hours and reach Chicago by 1525 same day. Return flight EK236 will depart Chicago at 2035 hours and reach Dubai by 1910 hours the next day.
Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline said Chicago just like Dubai is an important trade and transportation hub. Rich in cultural diversity, the city works as an economic engine. Chicago will prove to be a great tourism hub ensuring greater profits for us.