NEW YORK- Emirates (EK), the world’s leading international airline, is celebrating a remarkable decade of operating its direct route between Milan and New York, serving over 1.8 million passengers since its launch in 2013.
In response to the strong demand connecting these two dynamic business and tourist hubs in Italy and the United States, the daily flight has significantly contributed to the positive impact experienced by both nations over the past ten years.
Emirates Milan to New York Flights
With more than 6,000 flights in both directions, this service has met the needs of an underserved route, strengthening vital trade and tourism ties and benefiting both economies.
Emirates’ ten years of service between the “Fashion capital of the World” and the most visited city in the U.S. have facilitated the transport of over 37,000 tonnes of cargo, including Italian exports such as apparel, food products, and jewelry, and U.S. exports like apparel, textiles, spare parts, and chemicals used in various industries.
Emirates SkyCargo, the airline’s cargo division, annually facilitates nearly 4,000 tonnes of cargo between these gateways, underscoring Emirates’ dedication to supporting local economies and businesses in both nations.
With its daily direct service between Milan and New York, Emirates offers convenient connections for various groups, including Italian expatriates, students, business travelers, and tourists between Italy and the United States.
The route is especially popular among travelers flying from Italy to New York and onwards to other destinations with significant Italian communities. Additionally, Emirates provides enhanced connectivity for U.S. passengers connecting to Milan and beyond, accessing the airline’s extensive network of over 140 destinations worldwide.
Emirates plays a crucial role in connecting these communities with the world through its comprehensive sponsorship initiatives, encompassing major sporting events such as football, rugby, tennis, golf, and more.
In Italy, Emirates has a longstanding partnership with the renowned football club AC Milan and has introduced other global sponsorships to the local sports scene, including the ATP Tour, Rugby World Cup, and UAE Team Emirates.
In the United States, the Emirates demonstrates its commitment to the local community and shared love for sports through significant tennis sponsorships, notably the US Open.
The airline’s support extends to 60 other tournaments worldwide in collaboration with the ATP, including events like the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Miami Open, and BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
In addition to the Milan-New York route, Emirates operates two more transatlantic flights connecting the Americas and Europe, with direct flights between Athens and Newark and service linking Mexico City and Barcelona.
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