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Emirates increases its services between New York and Dubai

By: | at 08:00 PM | Air Cargo  

Emirates will introduce a new service between New York and Dubai via Hamburg on October 29 this year. This service increases Emirates’ flights to Dubai to three times a day, as well as increasing capacity on its recently launched Hamburg to Dubai service.

Emirates launched services from John F Kennedy airport in New York in June 2004 and increased its services to twice daily in November last year. The airline also launched a daily service from Hamburg to Dubai in March of this year. Both of these routes have proved extremely popular and there is such a high demand for Emirates’ services from JFK that the airline is now able to offer increased flights to Dubai with this new service between JFK and Dubai via Hamburg.

Emirates will operate its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in three-class configuration on the New York-Hamburg-Dubai route, with 12 seats in first, 42 in business and 310 in economy. The use of the 777-300ER on this route also offers a significant increase in both passenger and cargo capacity to Emirates on the Hamburg to Dubai route which only launched in March and has thus far been operated by an A330-200.

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, said, ‘This is a great opportunity for Emirates to carry passengers from New York to Hamburg. We already offer non-stop services from both of these cities but demand has been so high that we are happy to be able to increase our services from JFK and offer greater capacity from Hamburg.’

‘It is a testament to our quality of service and worldwide network, that we have increased services from New York to Dubai from one to three flights a day in the space of a little over two years, as well as the need to increase capacity on our recently launched Hamburg service so quickly.’

The flight, EK 206, will depart New York at 11:15 pm, arriving in Hamburg at 12:35 pm the next day. The flight onward to Dubai will depart Hamburg at 2:15 pm and arrive in Dubai at 11:25 pm.

The return flight, EK 205 will depart from Dubai International Airport at 8:55 am, arriving in Hamburg at 12:55 pm, before flying onward to New York at 2:40 pm, landing at 5:00 pm at JFK local time.