Emirates trims US flights amid Trump curbs
The Middle East’s biggest airline says it is reducing flights to the United States because of a drop in demand caused by tougher US security measures and attempts by the Trump administration to ban travellers from a number of Muslim-majority nations.
Emirates said on Wednesday that the reductions will affect five of its 12 US destinations, starting next month.
It called the move “a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand” in the three months since President Donald Trump took office.
Twice daily Emirates flights to Boston, Los Angles and Seattle will be reduced to once a day.
Daily flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will be pared down to five per week.