NEW YORK, NY | Dubai-based, Emirates Airline, The national airline of United Arab Emirates has announced their plans for a 3rd daily round-trip service between New York’ John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai, UAE. Complementing their current twice-daily non-stop Airbus A380 service between New York and Dubai. Emirates also has a daily Boeing 777 service between New York and Milan, that flight then continue to Dubai bringing the carrier to 4 daily flights out of New York’s-JFK.
The carrier plans on operating the new service with their luxury flagship – Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft give Emirates travels, along with its partners, and aviation enthusiast 3 daily A380 services out of New York’ largest and busiest airport.
Emirates’ currently operates a fleet of 54 A380 Superjumbo’, configured in two different layouts. Configuration A – features 489 seats including 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’ onboard lounge for premium passengers. However, First Class Travelers has access to a private shower and spas. All Emirates Airbus A380 features onboard Wi-Fi access; USB outlets and other charging outlets. Travelers also get 18 hundred stations from Music’s, Movies, TV Shows and Games in more than ten different languages.
Configuration B features the same three-class layout with 14 First Class seating, 76 Business Class. Economy Class is fitted with 517 seats, which is 18 more than configuration A. This A380 is the airline most cramp seating of all the configurations, however, travelers traveling from New York don’t have to worry about configuration B, because Emirates will be using Configuration A on all A380 service between New York and Dubai.
The new inbound service from Dubai will be operating as EK 207 and will depart Dubai at 2:50 pm Dubai Time and arrive at New York’s JFK at 8:35 pm EST (New York local time). The Return service operating as EK 208 will be departing JFK at 4:30 pm New York local time and arrive in Dubai at 1:15 pm Dubai local time the following day.
Hubert Frach, Divisional Senior Vice President, and Commercial Operations at Emirates Airlines said,
“This new service will allow passengers the convenience of an afternoon departure from both Dubai and New York, to complement the existing morning and evening departures of our existing three services”, he later added “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, the Far East, and South Asia. Once in the US, our partnership with JetBlue adds even more seamless connectivity onto their network of 65 destinations from JFK.”
The fourth daily service will commence March 8th, 2015. With JetBlue and Emirates codeshare agreement; the new service will benefit both airlines. The night arrival offers travelers transferring to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and other west coast destination a great red eye travel time for early morning arrival into their west coast destination. Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer program, can earn miles on JetBlue-operated flights as well as redeem miles for flights to any of JetBlue destinations to and from North America, the Caribbean and JetBlue latest service to and from South America. Vice versa; members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty frequent flyer program can earn points on any of Emirates operated flights worldwide.
Scott Lawrence, Senior Vice President of Airline Planning, JetBlue says: “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,” says JetBlue senior vice president. “Emirates is a valuable partner for JetBlue, providing our shared customers with high standards of service across an incredible network.”