Gulf Carrier Impact:
Chicago receives service from all three Gulf carriers, even as it is a vital hub for two of the principal U.S. carriers. Chicago, therefore, enjoys five strong competitors on international routes as well as service from other major U.S. and international airlines.
After the immediate success of the Gulf carriers, O’Hare invested in new terminals to accommodate the world’s largest aircraft, the A380, which is primarily used by the Gulf carriers. After a successful trip in 2016, the Emirates is hoping to make the A380 a regular on routes to Chicago allowing even more options for international travelers and creating more jobs.
Illinois residents support access by the Gulf Carriers. View their letters here.