Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, commemorates a decade of its direct service between Milan and New York, having transported over 1.8 million passengers since its inception in 2013.
Emirates, renowned as the world’s premier international airline, is marking an illustrious ten years of its non-stop flight route between Milan and New York. This route, initiated in 2013, has seen more than 1.8 million travelers aboard its flights, facilitating vital connections between these two vibrant commercial and tourist hubs.
Conceived in response to a surging demand to unite Italy and the United States, this daily flight has not only bridged these two nations but has also fostered mutual benefits. Over 6,000 flights in both directions have not only met the underserved demand but have also significantly contributed to the essential trade and tourism ties, thereby bolstering both economies.
As Emirates concludes a successful decade of service between the “Fashion Capital of the World” and the most frequented city in the United States, the airline’s flights have transported more than 37,000 tons of cargo between Milan and New York. Italy’s exports, ranging from clothing, food products, to jewelry, have found their way to global markets through these flights. From the U.S., commodities such as apparel, textiles, spare parts, and various industrial chemicals have been frequently shipped to Italy. Annually, Emirates SkyCargo, the airline’s freight division, assists in exporting nearly 4,000 tons of cargo between these two gateways, underlining Emirates’ dedication to supporting local economies and businesses in both countries.
Emirates, operating its daily direct service between Milan and New York, acts as a conduit for Italian expatriates, students, business professionals, and tourists traveling between Italy and the U.S. This route is particularly popular among travelers originating in Italy and heading to New York or other destinations with a substantial Italian diaspora. Emirates extends enhanced connectivity for U.S. travelers, linking them to Milan and onwards to the airline’s extensive global network, spanning over 140 destinations.
In addition to its role in passenger transport, Emirates connects both communities to the world through a comprehensive sponsorship portfolio, encompassing major sporting events such as football, rugby, tennis, golf, and more. In Italy, Emirates maintains a longstanding partnership with the renowned AC Milan football club, introducing global sponsorships to the local sports scene, including the ATP Tour, Rugby World Cup, and UAE Team Emirates. Emirates’ commitment to the local community and shared passion for sports is evident in its array of sponsorships in the United States, notably major tennis events like the US Open. The airline’s support extends to 60 other tournaments worldwide, including the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Miami Open, and BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Emirates, in addition to its Milan-New York service, operates two more transatlantic flights connecting Athens and Newark through a direct route and linking Mexico City with Barcelona.
Emirates initiated its U.S. services with the inaugural flight to New York JFK in 2004, subsequently expanding its presence to encompass 12 U.S. destinations, with the most recent addition being Miami. Through 96 weekly flights, Emirates now connects its hub city, Dubai, with 12 U.S. points, including Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD), Seattle Tacoma Airport (SEA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Miami International Airport (MIA).
Emirates enhances the onboard experience for U.S. passengers with regionally-inspired cuisine and beverages on flights operated by a combination of Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft. Its extensive in-flight entertainment system offers over 2,000 movies, including popular Hollywood releases, and an array of streaming content from HBO Max, discovery+, and more.
Emirates in Italy
Emirates inaugurated services to Rome in 1992, followed by Milan in 2000, Venice in 2007, and Bologna in 2015. Presently, the airline operates 42 weekly flights from Dubai to all four gateways, serviced by a mix of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s, in addition to its daily direct flight from Milan to New York. Passengers flying with Emirates to and from Italy can enjoy an extensive selection of Italian content on their in-flight entertainment systems, featuring up to 300 movies, including popular titles like “Il Colibrì,” “Nostalgia,” and “L’immensità,” along with 19 channels of Italian music. Additionally, more than 250 Hollywood movies, dubbed in Italian, are available on these flights.