Emirates looks for ties with US carriers

Carrier wants to pursue individual partnerships and not join alliances

American Airlines codeshare Emirates International Aviation Club JetBlue Qantas Tim Clark Washington DC

After its recent tie-up with Qantas, Emirates (EK) has started negotiating with American Airlines (AA) and other US carriers about potential codeshare partnerships, according to Tim Clark, EK president. EK has a codeshare with US low-cost carrier JetBlue. Clark pointed out that talks with AA had been going on for a few years.“We are trying to close that off and hope that will be done fairly soon; it’s in the hands of American,” he said at the International Aviation Club in Washington DC.