A while ago Emirates announced that it will be launching flights from Dubai to Newark, New Jersey. The flight will run via the Greek capital Athens, with the ability to book flights on the Greece-US sector. The airline currently serves New York-JFK Airport 4 times a day with the A380, with one flight running via Milan.
The new route will be the only year-round service between Greece and the US. The route will launch on March 12 this year. The service will be operated with their Boeing 777-300ER with 354 seats. Schedule from airlineroute:
EK209 DXB1050 – 1530ATH1730 – 2200EWR 77W D
EK210 EWR2345 – 1600+1ATH1800+1 – 2340+1DXB 77W D
President of Emirates Airline, Tim Clark, announced regarding the new route: “The Greek Government and Athens International Airport approached Emirates some time ago to consider serving the route between Athens and New York. After careful review, Emirates concluded that extending one of our Dubai-Athens flights to Newark would be commercially and operationally feasible. We are pleased to be able to help meet a strong consumer need long neglected by other airlines, and we would like to thank the authorities and our partners in both the US and Greece for their support of the new route.The availability of high quality, daily international air services is essential for the development of business and cultural ties. Trade, especially in high-value and time-sensitive products, will be facilitated by the ample cargo capacity on Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft. We also expect tourism to receive a major boost from the availability of daily flights year-round.”