|08 May, 2017

Smaller Bite of Big Apple: Emirates airline reduces flights to New York

Emirates confirmed that the changes will take from June 4 until June 20

Emirates A380 at Dubai International Airport. Image for illustrative purpose.

Emirates A380 at Dubai International Airport. Image for illustrative purpose.

Emirates/Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya
08 May 2017
The reduction in flights to NYC will only be temporary, assures Emirates
By Mariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Web Reporter

Dubai: Emirates on Monday has announced that it will temporarily cut its daily non-stop service to New York’s JFK down to twice a day.

The Dubai-based airline currently operates three flights to JFK.

In a statement, Emirates confirmed that the changes will take from June 4 until June 20, and will resume normal operations from July 1.

“Emirates can confirm that one of its three daily non-stop flights (EK 207/208) serving the New York (JFK) – Dubai (DXB) route will be cancelled from June 04, 2017 to June 30, 2017. This flight will be re-introduced on July 01, 2017,” an Emirates spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Gulf News.

 “This decision was made as part of our routine operational review, to ensure that our capacity is deployed to best serve customer demand across our global network.

“We remain committed to New York and will continue to serve our customers on this route with 14 non-stop weekly flights during this period to JFK and 07 weekly flights to Newark.”

© Gulf News 2017

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