Emirates’ Dubai – Athens – New York Newark
Emirates has carried over 16 million passengers on its US flights since launching services to New York JFK in 2004. Its latest addition to New York Newark started on 12 March and joins its existing flights to Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Houston Intercontinental, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma and Washington Dulles. The airline celebrated its newest US addition with a cake cutting ceremony.
A cake cutting ceremony also took place at New York Newark. Emirates will serve the Dubai – Athens – Newark route daily on its 777-300s, with its latest service joining its existing four times daily Dubai – New York JFK link.
- Emirates commenced a daily service on 12 March between and Dubai (DXB) and New York Newark (EWR), via Athens (ATH). Newark becomes Emirates’ 12th US gateway, and is the second serving the greater Tri-State Area, complementing its existing four times daily flights to New York JFK. “This new route will connect America’s largest metropolitan area and Dubai through one of Europe’s great capitals,” said Hubert Frach, Divisional SVP, Commercial Operations West, Emirates. He continued: “The launch of this year-round daily service will allow us to offer Emirates’ unique product and award-winning service to passengers on a route long neglected by other airlines. We expect this service to generate consistently high demand and enhance business, culture and leisure connections on both sides of the Atlantic.” Dr. Yiannis Paraschis, Athens Airport CEO added: “Emirates’ direct, year-round operations on the Athens-New York route is a spectacular development for the Athens market, enhancing its connectivity and presenting the travelling public with new travel options on Emirates’ excellent product. At the same time, Athens’ strong traffic volumes to/from the US, underpinned by the vibrant Greek-American community, signify the potential and the success of the route.” The 777-300 operated service will initially face no direct competition, on either sector, although United Airlines operates seasonal service between Athens and Newark (resuming 24 May) and Delta Air Lines also flies summer-only between Athens and New York JFK (resuming 14 April). See how Athens Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.