Emirates and United Airlines have unveiled a codeshare agreement that executives believe will "terrify our competition," including nonstop flights between Newark and Dubai.
The codeshare was announced at an event held on Wednesday at Dulles International Airport near Washington.
They unveiled a pair of their Boeing 777-300ER planes on the tarmac as cabin crew in Emirates and United uniforms appeared on stage.
United Airlines says it will launch a direct flight between Newark/New York and Dubai in March. Passengers can travel on Emirates or its peer airline flydubai from Dubai to other cities.
Customers of both airlines will soon be able to book these connecting flights on a single ticket, according to the carrier.
From November, Emirates customers traveling into Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston can connect to United flights to and from 200 cities in the Americas on a single ticket.
Emirates president Tim Clark and United CEO Scott Kirby both hailed the partnership as a historic moment in "a robust pandemic recovery."
We welcome United's return to Dubai next year, where our help becomes a portal to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East via Emirates and flydubai, Mr. Clark added.
"When it comes to moving people across the country, this will defy the rules of physics." This will terrify our competition." Mr Kirby added