Gulf Carrier Impact:
Emirates flies two daily non-stop direct flights from Dubai to Seattle, making it one of the few U.S. airports with such service.
In three years, the single Emirates route serviced more than 600,000 passengers, creating a clear demand for the additional route. With the twice-a-day service, Seattle became a hub for Canadians and West Coast Americans traveling to Dubai.
Each new international flight has a total economic impact of $75 million and creates 1,400 jobs.
Washington residents support access by the Gulf Carriers. View their letters here.