Dubai carrier Emirates has announced it will resume daily services to Newark via Athens starting from June 1.
The Dubai-Athens-Newark flight will operate daily with a three-class Boeing 777-300ER, complementing Emirates' double daily flights to New York (JFK) as the airline continues to expand across North America, said the statement from Emirates.
Emirates flight EK209 will depart Dubai at 10.50am, arriving in Athens at 3pm before departing again at 5.35pm and arriving into Newark Liberty International Airport at 9.20pm on the same day.
The return flight EK210 will take off from Newark at 1155pm and arrive in Athens at 4.05pm the next day. EK210 will depart once again from Athens the next day at 6.05pm bound for Dubai where it will arrive at 11.35pm (all times are local).
The resumed flight will provide global travellers with another access point to the popular New York Metropolitan area, serving the large Greek-American community in the US while offering a convenient connection to travellers headed towards the Middle East, West Asia, and Africa via Dubai.
With this Newark flight launch, it will take Emirates' US network to 10 destinations following the resumption of services to Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Washington DC, Dallas and San Francisco (to resume on March 2), said the statement.
Emirates said that the resumed link between Greece and the US will open up year round connectivity, facilitate trade, boost tourism and benefit consumers by providing them with choice and convenience.
The Dubai carrier will also increase its flights to the Greek capital, Athens, flying daily to support the newly resumed service, it added.