A Monitor Desk Report 14 Mar, 2017  |
Emirates cabin crew and pilots celebrate as Emirates Inaugural Flight EK210 prepares to leave Newark Liberty International Airport on March 13, 2017
: Emirates commenced daily passenger service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Dubai International Airport, via Athens International Airport on March 12.
Newark becomes Emirates’ 12th U.S. gateway, and is the second serving the greater Tri-State Area, complementing Emirates’ existing four daily flights from Dubai and John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers embarking from Newark and Dubai now have the option to disembark in Athens or continue to their final destinations.
Emirates will serve the route with a wide-body Boeing 777-300ER powered by General Electric GE90 engines, offering eight seats in First class, 42 seats in Business class and 304 seats in Economy class, as well as 19 tons of belly-hold cargo capacity.
Newark provides access to a variety of other towns and cities throughout New York, Connecticut and the broader New Jersey state .Travelers beyond New Jersey and the Tri-State Area can take advantage of Emirates’ partnerships with JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, allowing for connections to and from more than 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico. Emirates also now accepts the TSA PreCheck programme on flights departing from the USA, making passengers’ travel experience more convenient.
The airline currently serves 12 U.S. gateways – Newark (EWR) via Athens, Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD) and New York (JFK), including a trans-Atlantic route between JFK and Milan Malpensa (MXP) and freighter services to Atlanta and Columbus.