Emirates Airlines has announced the launch of daily service starting March 12 from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport, via Athens. starting on 12 March 2017.
According to the news, the new route complements Emirates’ existing four daily flights between Dubai and New York’s JFK airport. Emirates officials say offering global travelers yet another convenient access point to the popular New York Metropolitan also provides Greece with another direct connect from the US. Since 2012 there was no year-round service in between Greece and the US. Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline had this to say:
“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 new service will be via wide-body Boeing 777-300ER powered by General Electric GE90 engines on the route, offering 8 seats in First, 42 seats in Business and 304 seats in Economy class, as well as 19 tons of belly-hold cargo capacity.
Emirates operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the sky, with an average fleet age of just 61 months, compared to the industry average of 140 months. Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft serving the new Dubai-Athens-Newark route will offer high levels of comfort and high quality service with private suites in First class, lie-flat seats in Business, and ergonomically designed cabins in Economy.