Could Emirates soon be flying non-stop from Asia to the US in their quest to become a truly global airline? According to Bloomberg, that’s the plan and they fully intend to turn up the competition over the Pacific.
Emirates President Tim Clark said in Cape Town “The last piece of the jigsaw is the trans-Pacific.” “Where we will go, when we will do it, and with what, is under plan at the moment.” The carrier will be able to board people in Asia under liberalized traffic rights secured by the United Arab Emirates. “The open skies arrangement that the U.A.E. has with the U.S. allows us to take passengers on a fifth-freedom basis from the west coast and central points in the U.S. to points in Asia,” he said. “On the other side of the equation we have open skies with Singapore, Thailand and certain points in Japan.”
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