Emirates today launched a new daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Dubai International Airport (DXB), adding to its existing daily flight which operates with a stop in Athens, Greece.
The new, non-stop flight operates with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a 3-class configuration with 8 private suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 306 seats in Economy Class. Flight EK223, will depart Dubai at 3:00 a.m. and arrive in Newark at 9:00 a.m. The return flight, EK224, will depart Newark at 11:50 a.m. and arrive in Dubai at 8:20 a.m. This new timing complements the existing Emirates service, as it provides travellers with a new option of a morning arrival in Newark, and a morning departure.
The second daily flight will improve Newark’s connectivity to and from a range of destinations in the Emirates network, particularly those heading to Africa, Far East and the Indian sub-continent. In the last year, popular destinations passengers have flown to from Newark include Mumbai, New Delhi, Beirut, Bangkok, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Addis Ababa. Passengers can also take advantage of over 90 codeshare destinations with flydubai such as Kathmandu, Alexandria and Zanzibar.
“We are thrilled to provide the traveling community with new options to experience Emirates’ excellent product. The availability of the new non-stop flight will not only double our capacity to meet demand for our award-winning service, but also offer enhanced choices and easy connectivity for passengers traveling to Dubai and onwards,” Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West said. “We expect this service to generate consistently high demand, enhance business, culture and leisure connections between major destinations, and support the demands of businesses in New Jersey that export their products worldwide.”
The new, daily flight offers another simple connection point for global travellers in the Tri-State Area, connecting flyers to Emirates’ extensive global network. Especially those in the New Jersey area looking to travel to key long-haul destinations, such as Pakistan, India or Maldives, can now cut down travel time when flying for business, family events or the honeymoon of a lifetime.
The addition of a second daily flight from Newark means Emirates will continue to serve the New York metropolitan area with five flights a day to Dubai. From Newark, Emirates will now fly one non-stop flight a day to Dubai, and one flight via Athens, Greece. With the suspension of flight EK207/208 announced in March 2018, Emirates flies two non-stop flights a day from JFK to Dubai, and one flight a day via Milan, Italy.
Travelers beyond New Jersey and the Tri-State Area can take advantage of Emirates’ partnerships with JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, allowing for connections to and from more than 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico.
Passengers flying with Emirates can book a Dubai Stopover package which will allow them to stay in Dubai for a few days on their way to one of over 155 destinations.
Dubai offers everything from desert outings to beaches to family-friendly hotels, and even ski slopes at the Mall of the Emirates. Having become the fourth-most-visited city in the world, Dubai is known for its eclectic mix of offerings, from futuristic architecture to vibrant traditional culture and diversity.
And now, Emirates is providing customers with yet another reason to visit Dubai: the new ‘My Emirates Pass’. ‘My Emirates Pass’ turns boarding passes into exclusive membership cards, giving travellers select offers and discounts to over 250 locations in the UAE, including world class restaurants, thrilling theme parks and luxury spas. Passengers flying to or through Dubai between June 1st and August 31st, 2018 are welcome to explore the wide range of offers to some of Dubai’s hidden gems, best spots and unique experiences.
The city offers everything a visitor could want, from shopping at some of the largest malls in the region to dining options which will spoil anyone for choice. Dubai has seen the addition of several new attractions in the last year. Among the latest must-see places in the dynamic city are Dubai Parks and Resorts which features three distinct theme parks – Motiongate™, Bollywood Parks™ and LEGOLAND®. Spread over 25 million square feet, and equivalent to 420 football fields, the parks combined have more than 100 rides and attractions. Other tourist hot-spots inaugurated since 2016 include IMG World of Adventures – the largest indoor theme park in the world, Dubai Safari Park – a 119 hectare wildlife park home to over 2,500 animals and the Dubai water canal – a 3.2km long waterway which winds its way to the Arabian Gulf from the Creek in Old Dubai.
All travellers can take in the sights of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, the Dubai Fountain which dances to a set of music for onlookers, and of course, experience desert camel rides and dinner under the stars at a Bedouin style camp. Recently, Dubai also welcomed new landmarks including the Dubai Frame – a golden 150m high frame that overlooks the city and La Perle – an immersive theatre experience offering a 270 degree viewing angle for all guests to see the stage. Dubai truly offers a variety of attractions to meet the tastes of business and leisure travellers alike.
Emirates’ US Services
Emirates serves 12 points in the US, helping to link the world’s largest economy with emerging markets that will further drive American economic growth, trade, and job creation. Of the 80-plus destinations on our Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific network, 67 are not directly served by any US carrier. The breadth of our network between the US and India is unparalleled, offering more flights than any other foreign carrier and significantly reduced travel times compared to airlines connecting via European hubs.
Emirates operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the sky with an average age of just 5 years, compared to the industry average of over 11 years. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of General Electric powered Boeing 777s. Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft offer high levels of comfort and high quality service.
Passengers in all cabin classes can enjoy the friendly service from Emirates’ international cabin crew, meals prepared by gourmet chefs, and over 3,500 channels of the latest movies, TV shows and music hits on its award-winning ice inflight entertainment system. First Class and Business Class customers will also be able to book complimentary chauffeur drive to and from Newark Liberty International Airport.