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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 June 2018

Emirates to launch non-stop Newark-Dubai route

Boon for Indian Americans residing in the greater New York area, who will have one-stop access to nine Indian cities on Emirates’ global network

Emirates new route will benefit some 700,000 Indian Americans who live in greater New York. Stefan Zaklin/EPA
Emirates new route will benefit some 700,000 Indian Americans who live in greater New York. Stefan Zaklin/EPA

Emirates will introduce a new non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey and Dubai from June 1, 2018, adding to its existing daily flight which operates with a stop in Athens, Greece.

Emirates’ non-stop service to Newark will offer travellers in northern New Jersey enhanced global connectivity, particularly those heading to Africa, the Far East, and the Indian sub-continent. This is a boon for ethnic communities such as the nearly 700,000 Indian Americans residing in the greater New York area, who will have one-stop access to nine Indian cities on Emirates’ global network.

The new service will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, offering eight suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business, 306 in Economy Class, and 19 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity.

Flight EK223 will depart Dubai at 03.00am and arrive in Newark at 09.00am. The return flight EK224 departs Newark at 11.50am, arriving in Dubai at 08.20am the next day. This new timing complements the existing Emirates service, as it provides travellers with a new option of a morning arrival in Newark, and a morning departure.

The morning arrival in Dubai also means east-bound travellers can conveniently explore one of the world’s most dynamic cities on a stopover day tour, before taking an evening connection to another destination on Emirates’ global network.

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From March 25, Emirates will stop operating flight EK207/208, thereby reducing its services between Dubai and New York JFK to three daily flights. From JFK, Emirates will retain two non-stop flights a day to Dubai, and one flight a day via Milan, Italy.

With these operating updates at Newark and JFK, the total number of Emirates flights serving the New York metropolitan area will remain unchanged at five daily services from 1 June.

In addition, from March 25, Emirates will add two flights a week each to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Orlando (MCO), effectively returning to daily services at both airports and reflecting the steady rebound in customer demand.

"Emirates serves 12 points in the US, helping to link the world’s largest economy with emerging markets that will further drive American economic growth, trade, and job creation," the carrier said.

"Of the 80-plus destinations on our Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific network, 67 are not directly served by any US carrier. The breadth of our network between the US and India is unparalleled, offering more flights than any other foreign carrier and significantly reduced travel times compared to airlines connecting via European hubs."