Emi­rates to start Athens-New York

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Upfront -

EMI­RATES will launch a daily ‘fifth free­dom’ ser­vice be­tween Dubai and New York’s Ne­wark Lib­erty In­ter­na­tional Air­port, via Athens, from March 12, on three-class B777-300ERs.

The new route com­ple­ments its ex­ist­ing four daily flights be­tween Dubai and JFK air­port and en­ables Emi­rates to drive move busi­ness into New York while tar­get­ing new cus­tomers in Greece and sur­round­ing SE Europe mar­kets. The ser­vice will also ap­peal to trav­ellers look­ing for quicker ac­cess to and from New Jersey.

Emi­rates is cap­i­tal­is­ing on the demise of Greece’s avi­a­tion sec­tor af­ter the fi­nan­cial cri­sis – no di­rect flights be­tween the US and Greece have ex­isted since 2012. THE AD­DRESS BOULE­VARD DUBAI

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