United Airlines, Emirates announce codeshare agreement

U.S. carrier United Airlines (UAL.O) and Dubai’s Emirates announced a codeshare agreement on Wednesday amid strong demand for air travel.

United said it would launch a direct flight between Newark/New York and Dubai from March. Passengers of the flight can travel on Emirates or its sister airline flydubai from Dubai to other cities.

The carrier also added that soon customers of both airlines would be able to book these connecting flights on a single ticket.