DUBAI, 3 September 2021: Emirates is returning as the Official Airline of the 2021 US Open Tennis Championships for the 10th year in a row.
The airline will once again connect tennis
fans from around the world for this iconic Grand Slam tournament through its extensive
global route network and flight connections through 12 gateways in the US,
including its most recently launched four times a week passenger flight service
to Miami, keeping at its forefront, the health and safety of all its customers.
Emirates’ extensive tennis sponsorship
portfolio includes three of the four Grand Slams as well as 60 other
tournaments throughout the year in partnership with the ATP, including the
Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Miami Open and BNP Paribas Open in
Indian Wells in the US.
“Nothing brings people together like
their love and passion for sports. The US Open is one of the most important
sporting events in the world, and we are thrilled to be back in person,”
said Emirates’ divisional vice
president, USA and Canada Essa Sulaiman Ahmad.
“We are committed to offering our US
customers the best experience both in flight and at the tournament, allowing
them to rediscover their love of tennis and travel alike. Thanks to our ongoing
partnership with USTA, we’re confident this year’s tournament will be better
Throughout the US Open, Emirates will offer
a variety of activities to engage with tennis fans both in-person and around
the globe. The Emirates suite, one of the most glamorous and sought-after
hospitality experiences by celebrities and fans alike, will bring to life the
ultra-premium experience one can expect onboard an Emirates flight. Fans can
also unwind at the Emirates Sports Café, enjoying an assortment of food and
beverage offerings. The airline is working with USTA to follow Covid-19
guidelines laid down by local authorities, including masking and enhanced
cleaning, in order to offer fans and guests a safe and stress-free US Open
For fans unable to attend the US Open in
person, Emirates will also be extending the excitement with a range of
activities on its social media platforms and through The Mixer, a virtual talk
show organized by the USTA where the host will engage with fans and special
guests on a variety of topics ranging from the atmosphere at the US Open night
matches to the highlights of the Emirates suite life.
The US Open action continues on Emirates’
flights. Tennis fans flying to and from the US in First and Business Class on
Emirates between 30 August and 12 September can enjoy the US Open Overhead
Smash, a special cocktail featuring Woodford Reserve bourbon with fresh lime,
mint and sugar, served with ginger ale and Angostura bitters. Customers in all
classes of travel can enjoy live US Open action on the Sport 24 and Sport 24
Extra channels on Emirates ice TV Live.
With more than 90% of its pre-pandemic
destination network back in service, Emirates looks forward to getting back in
the game and back in the skies, ensuring passenger safety at every step of the
To date, Emirates currently offers services
to 12 US gateways, including Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), New
York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International
Airport (LAX), Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Chicago’s
O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Washington DC’s Dulles International
Airport (IAD), Seattle Tacoma Airport (SEA), Newark Liberty International
Airport (EWR), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
(DFW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Miami International Airport
(MIA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).