Emirates to increase Ft Lauderdale and Orlando frequency, commence nonstop Newark service

26 January, 2018

Emirates announced (25-Jan-2018) changes to the following US services:

  • Dubai-Fort Lauderdale and Dubai-Orlando: Increase frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 25-Mar-2018. The frequency increases reflect "the steady rebound in customer demand";
  • Dubai-New York JFK: Reduce frequency from three times daily to twice daily, effective 25-Mar-2018. The airline will continue daily Dubai-Milan Malpensa-New York JFK service;
  • Dubai-New York Newark: Commence daily nonstop service on 01-Jun-2018. The airline will operate the service with Boeing 777-300ER equipment, configured with eight first class, 42 business class and 306 economy class seats and offering 19 tonnes of cargo capacity. The carrier also operates daily Dubai-Athens-Newark service.

Emirates said nonstop Newark service will be "a boon for ethnic communities" and will offer a one stop connection to nine cities in India for the nearly 700,000 Indian Americans in the greater New York area. The airline noted 67 of its more than 80 destinations in Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East are not directly served by any US carrier and commented: "The breadth of our network between the US and India is unparalleled". [more - original PR]