June 05, 2018: Emirates has launched a new non-stop 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 Dubai-based airline will deploy a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route.
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 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,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional SVP, Commercial Operations, West.
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 US, Caribbean and Mexico.
Emirates currently serves 12 points in the US.