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Emirates adds to NY

Emirates has announced the
start of its second daily service from Dubai to New York. Flight EK203 took
off from Dubai at 01:30am yesterday and landed on time at John F Kennedy
Airport at 07:10am local time. Emirates started flying to New York in June last year, and demand has been
so strong for the service that a second daily service was required to cope
with the ever-increasing passenger numbers on this route. This is something
of a record for Emirates as just 17 months from launch of its initial
service to going double daily is the fastest time the airline has increased
frequency to double daily on any route.

Arriving in New York from Dubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Executive Vice
President Commercial Operations Worldwide, said: “This second daily service
from Dubai to New York marks a great achievement for Emirates and shows our
commitment to America as a growing market for us. It is testament to our
quality of service and the enormous popularity of this route that in such a
short time we have managed to launch a flight to New York and then go to
double daily on the route.


“The arrival of this service also coincides with the opening of our lounge
here at JFK. Emirates First and Business class passengers will now have
access to an exclusive lounge where they can work or relax prior to taking
their Emirates flight. The lounge can accommodate almost 200 First and
Business Class passengers, offers a complete list of amenities, including
two television viewing areas, a full business centre with free local
telephone calls and internet access, shower facilities and a full menu of
complimentary hot and cold dishes served informally or in a dining area, and
a full bar. We are sure that our guests will enjoy this facility as much as
their flight.”