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Emirates Set New York Date

Emirates, a world leader in airline luxury
since its founding in 1985, will add a second daily non-stop A340-500 flight
from Dubai to North America on November 7, due to the unprecedented success
of the initial non-stop service between the two cities introduced in June of
2004.Operating from Dubai International Airport to the ultra-modern Terminal 4 at
JFK, the new daily service, EK203, will depart Dubai at 1:30am every morning
and land in New York at 7:10am the same day. The return flight, EK204, will
depart JFK at 9:10am and arrive in Dubai at 6:50am the next day.

The world’s fastest-growing intercontinental airline offers the only
non-stop A340-500 service from New York (JFK) to Dubai International Airport
(U.A.E.). The existing Emirates’ service between the two cities, EK201,
departs Dubai at 8:00am every morning and arrives in JFK at 2:10pm the same
day, with the return flight, EK202, departing JFK daily at 11:30pm and
arriving in Dubai at 8:20pm the following day.


Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Executive Vice President Commercial Operations
Worldwide, said: “North America is an important market for Emirates. Our
service between Dubai and New York has been extremely popular and strong
customer demand has proved to us that a second daily flight is required on
this ultra long-haul route.



“Passengers travelling to New York from Dubai can now chose to arrive in the
American city at either breakfast time or at around lunch time which gives
them far greater flexibility when planning their trips for business or
leisure. While Emirates passengers from New York can arrive in Dubai either
early morning or late evening to plan their stay in Dubai or meet onward
services with Emirates to Asia, Africa, the Far East, as well as to other
destinations in the Middle East, offering reduced layover and overall flying


Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer programme, can earn Skywards
Miles when flying in any Class between New York and Dubai. Members flying
onwards from New York to other destinations in the US can earn Miles when
using Skywards partner airlines, Delta or Continental Airlines.


Since its introduction in June of 2004, Emirates’ A340-500 in-flight
experience has been heralded throughout North America and Dubai for its
exceptional passenger services and amenities including 12 fully enclosed
First Class suites with flat beds and sliding doors that can be opened or
closed at will for privacy. Other features include quieter cabins, revolutionary lighting to help reset
body clocks and minimise jetlag, the world’s most advanced in-flight
entertainment, ice (information, communication, entertainment), with
500-plus channels, and Room Service - an Emirates first. Customers phone the
galley to order meals, served at their seat at the time of their choice. 


Business Class seats are laid out 2-2-2, putting everyone beside either an
aisle or window, and adjust at the touch of a button. Emirates Economy has
also been redesigned to make cabins quieter and more restful, with wider,
more comfortable 2-4-2 seats and nine-inch personal video screens - larger
than in almost every other Economy class. This new daily service to New York will also increase Emirates’ cargo
capacity between the two cities. The additional flight will see Emirates
SkyCargo’s tonnage on the route doubled from 15 tonnes to 30 tonnes a day,
which offers importers and exporters far greater options when transporting
their goods and products between the US and Dubai and onwards around the
Emirates network. In addition to the passenger flights, Emirates SkyCargo
also operates twice-weekly scheduled Boeing 747 freighters bringing the
total capacity offered in this market to approximately 430 tonnes a week in
each direction.


Passengers can also take advantage of Emirates Holidays offerings to the US.
In addition to New York, Emirates Holidays also offers packages to some of
the most exciting cities in America including Chicago, San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Orlando and Miami. Emirates Holidays offers a wide range of tailor
made, pre-planned and self drive itineraries, private chauffeur-driven car
and coach tours. 

Emirates Holidays all-America packages feature accommodation ranging from
ultra-luxury hotels to family resorts and hotel apartments. All hotels,
apartments, lodges and resorts have been hand-picked by Emirates Holidays,
and personally inspected to ensure that they meet the needs of the
discerning holidaymaker.  Travellers visiting America on an Emirates Holidays package can also take
advantage of a comprehensive travel insurance policy which covers worldwide
medical expenses up to USD$1,000,000.