Emirates targets US business travelers

September 19, 2014 |

Emirates flies to nine U.S. cities and is trying to attract business travelers. According to USA Today, the carrier began flying between Dubai and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in August. 

The airline has been expanding to cities across the U.S. and launched service between Dubai and Boston in March. Other destinations Emirates travels in and out of include Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Washington Dulles, San Francisco, Seattle and John F. Kennedy international airports. 

"The growth of Emirates in the U.S. is really at a very high pace," Hubert Frach, Emirates' divisional senior vice president of commercial operations in the west, told USA Today. "It's a market strong, and with high potential, for business travel. And it's a very strong outbound market, and certainly also a very strong inbound market for tourists, for visitors coming to the gateways in the U.S."

Emirates can expand its business by targeting those who frequently go on business travel. The source reported that the hub is well positioned and allows Americans to easily access destinations located in India, Africa and the Pacific Rim. 

One reason that targeting the business travel sector in America was good for Emirates was a rebounding corporate sector, making the market more attractive for the carrier.

Accord to USA Today, Emirates is committed to providing travelers with attentive service, modern equipment and performing at a high level for customers.