NEW YORK, 25 January 2018: Emirates will introduce a new nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Dubai from 1 June 2018, adding to its existing daily flight, which operates with a stop in Athens, Greece.
The new nonstop service will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, offering 8 suites in first class, 42 seats in business and 306 in economy class.
Flight EK223 will depart Dubai at 0300 and arrive in Newark at 0900. The return flight EK224 departs Newark at 1150, arriving in Dubai at 0820 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.
Emirates’ nonstop service to Newark will offer travellers in northern New Jersey enhanced global connectivity, particularly those heading to Asia.
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.
Changes at JFK
From 25 March, 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 nonstop flights a day to Dubai, and one flight a day via Milan, Italy.
With these operating updates at Newark and JFK, the total Emirates flights serving the New York metropolitan area will remain unchanged at five daily services from 1 June.
Changes at Fort Lauderdale and Orlando
In addition, from 25 March, 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’ US services
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. Of the 80-plus destinations on our Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific network, 67 are not directly served by any US carrier.
Emirates operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the sky with an average age of just 5 years, compared to the industry average of over 11 years.