MIAMI – Emirates will reduce flights to the U.S. by next month due to reduced demand on U.S. flights in the wake of actions by the Trump administration. The Dubai-based carrier will not drop service to any of the 12 U.S. airports it serves, but will reduce frequencies to five of the 12 destinations.
From May 1 and May 23 respectively, the Fort Lauderdale and Orlando operations will move from daily services to five per week. From June 1, June 2, and July 11 respectively, the Seattle, Boston, and Los Angeles operations will move from twice-daily services to a single daily flight.
“This is a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand to the U.S.,” an Emirates spokesperson said. “The recent actions taken by the U.S. government relating to the issuance of entry visas heightened security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins have had a direct impact on consumer interest and demand for air travel into the U.S.”