NEW YORK (TIP): Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, announced that it will launch its fourth daily service from its home and hub, Dubai International Airport (DXB), to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on March 8, 2015.
The new service, EK 207, will depart Dubai at 2:50 p.m. and arrive in JFK at 8:35 p.m. The return flight, EK 208, will depart at 4:30 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 1:15 p.m. the following day. “This new service will provide passengers with the convenience of an afternoon departure from both Dubai and New York, to complement the morning and evening departures of our existing three services,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West. “New York is one of our busiest and most popular routes in the United States. Adding this fourth service will give our passengers even more choice of connectivity when flying from any part of our global network, in particular the Far East and South Asia. Once in the U.S., our partnership with JetBlue adds even more seamless connectivity onto its network of 65 destinations from JFK.”
Passengers from New York will be able to enjoy convenient connections to destinations such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, India, and many cities throughout Emirates’ Middle East network with connection times of less than four hours. Thanks to Emirates’ code-share agreement with JetBlue Airways (B6) the new fourth daily service will provide good connectivity with JetBlue flights to points across the United States and Caribbean. At JFK, JetBlue operates from its highly acclaimed Terminal 5, while Emirates operates from the adjacent Terminal 4, enabling fast and easy connections between flights. Emirates and JetBlue’s partnership dates back to 2010 and has deepened over the subsequent four years, moving from an interline agreement to incorporating bilateral code-sharing, terminal co-location in Boston, and reciprocal benefits for each airline’s frequent flyers. Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer program, can earn miles on JetBlue-operated flights and also redeem miles for flights to any of JetBlue’s 86 destinations throughout North, Central and South America. Similarly, members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program can earn points for Emirates-operated flights worldwide.
“As New York’s Hometown Airline, we are delighted to see Emirates continue to expand at our main base of operations with this fourth daily service,” said Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s senior vice president of airline planning. “Emirates is a valuable partner for JetBlue, providing our shared customers with high standards of service across an incredible network.” The fourth JFK service will be operated with one of Emirates’ fleet of A380 aircraft featuring 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 Business Class lie-flat beds and 399 Economy Class seats on the main deck. Its upper deck features Emirates’ iconic On-Board lounge for premium passengers and two unique Shower Spas for First Class passengers. Passengers in all cabin classes can enjoy access to up to 1,800 channels of films, TV shows, music and games through ice, the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system. Emirates launched services to New York in June 2004 and has since flown more than 4.5 million passengers on the route. It currently offers two other nonstop services between DXB and JFK, operated by A380s, and one service that routes via Milan, operated by a U.S.-built Boeing 777. Passengers traveling in First Class and Business Class on Emirates-operated flights, as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members, can access the Emirates Lounge at JFK. Dubai is one of the world’s most exhilarating destinations: a glittering city that offers swathes of golden beaches; world-class shopping, dining and nightlife; hosts electrifying events and sporting championships; and, for all the family, is one big adventurous playground. Where tradition meets ambition and renowned for its futuristic architecture, this visionary city is also proud to display its rich heritage and culture. Emirates and the U.S. Founded in 1985, Emirates is a global connector of people, places and economies. Based in Dubai, the airline’s global network serves 147 destinations in 84 countries across six continents. Its luxurious amenities, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine, award-winning in-flight entertainment system – ice -and unmatched hospitality provided by its iconic multilingual Cabin Crew have made Emirates one of the world’s most recognized airline brands. Emirates has carried more than 9 million passengers on U.S. flights since launching services to New York in 2004. The airline currently serves nine U.S. gateways – Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD) and New York (JFK), as well as operating a trans-Atlantic route between JFK and Milan and a freighter service to Atlanta. Emirates SkyCargo transports up to 650 tons of U.S. exports each week – including auto parts from New York, apples and cherries from Seattle, and oil and gas equipment from Houston – stimulating trade and opening new markets for American businesses across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit www.emirates.com.