Emirates’ new non-stop Dubai-Newark service to start in June

Emirates will introduce a new non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Dubai from June 1, 2018.
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(By Emirates)

New York, USA – Emirates will introduce a new non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Dubai from June 1, 2018, adding to its existing daily flight which operates with a stop in Athens, Greece.

The new non-stop service will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, offering 8 suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business, 306 in Economy Class, and 19 tons of belly-hold cargo capacity. Flight EK223 will depart Dubai at 0300am and arrive in Newark at 0900am.

The return flight EK224 departs Newark at 1150am, arriving in Dubai at 0820am the next day.

This new timing complements the existing Emirates service, as it provides travelers with a new option of a morning arrival in Newark, and a morning departure.

The morning arrival in Dubai also means east-bound travelers can conveniently explore one of the world’s most dynamic cities on a stopover day tour, before taking an evening connection to another destination on Emirates’ global network.

Enhanced connectivity

Emirates’ non-stop service to Newark will offer travelers in northern New Jersey enhanced global connectivity, particularly those heading to Africa, the Far East, and the Indian sub-continent.

This is a boon for ethnic communities such as the nearly 700,000 Indian Americans residing in the greater New York area, who will have one-stop access to nine Indian cities on Emirates’ global network.

Changes at JFK

From March 25, Emirates will stop operating flight EK207/208, thereby reducing its services between Dubai and New York JFK to three daily flights. From JFK, Emirates will retain two non-stop flights a day to Dubai, and one flight a day via Milan, Italy.

With these operating updates at Newark and JFK, the total number of Emirates flights serving the New York metropolitan area will remain unchanged at five daily services from 1 June. (Full Story Here)


Strong winds, heavy snow force more flight cancellations

(By Michael Thomas, Delta Air Lines)

Delta has canceled an additional 200 flights Thursday as heavy snow and strong winds have prompted the suspension of all airline operations at New York-JFK and New York-LaGuardia.

Neither airport is expected to reopen until later this evening, pending the removal of snow and ice from runways, taxiways and ramp areas.

JFK International Airport
Photo: Delta Air Lines

JFK Winter Storm January 2018Customers flying to, from or through the affected areas are encouraged to check the most current flight status on Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile app. An updated severe weather waiver has been issued.

Delta has 200 mainline and Delta Connection cancellations on the books for Friday due to the inclement weather in the Northeast and New England.

A reduced schedule at both NYC airports is expected Friday as the airline works to reset its operations in the region.

Customers with flights departing from the New York area airports Friday are encouraged to check Delta.com for the status of their flight and plan travel to the airport accordingly due to challenging road conditions throughout the area.

At La Guardia, MTA’s Q70 LaGuardia Link bus from Roosevelt Avenue is complimentary Friday.

Those driving to LaGuardia should consider using this alternate route when approaching the airport from an eastbound direction on Grand Central Parkway. (Full Story Here)