Emirates' Chicago route takes off

06 / 08 / 2014

  • An Emirates B777-200LR

    An Emirates B777-200LR

EMIRATES’ daily B777-200LR service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport gets under way, writes Thelma Etim.

It is the airline’s ninth US gateway, following the commencement of services to Boston, Massachusetts in February.

Chicago, Illinois is the third largest city by population and GDP in the United States, with a population of 2.7 million.

In addition to carrying passengers, the aircraft will also carry up to 17 tonnes of cargo to further increase the trade opportunities between Dubai and Chicago.

Emirates SkyCargo already operates a twice-weekly dedicated freighter service to Chicago, which, in 2013, carried nearly 7,400 tonnes from the city and more than 4,200 into the city.