Emirates has started a new daily service to Chicago, the airline announced Monday.
The city will be the airline’s ninth gateway in the U.S.
President Tim Clark stated, “Chicago has long been a destination in the United States which Emirates has wished to serve. Like Dubai, Chicago is a major global trade and transportation hub with great cultural diversity that is an economic engine for its region ... 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.”
In addition to passengers, the aircraft will also carry up to 17 tons of cargo, Emirates said.