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Emirates to Launch First Transatlantic Flight

Emirates to Launch First Transatlantic Flight

Emirates will launch a direct service between Milan and New York, the airline’s only transatlantic service, from 1st October 2013.

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Emirates has timed its flight schedule to ensure maximum connectivity for other key feeder markets. Customers across Europe looking to fly on the airline’s award-winning product will be able to maximise the airline’s frequent flyer partnership with easyJet, seamlessly connecting through Milan to New York. On arrival in the USA, customers can then take advantage of Emirates’ partnership with JetBlue enabling connections across the USA, including the West Coast.

“Operating a transatlantic route has been on our agenda for some time,” said Tim Clark, President of Emirates. “Having carefully monitored traffic flows we have identified strong demand for both a direct connection and, importantly, for the Emirates product. The route is currently underserved, particularly with a strong premium product offering this is where we see a clear opening for Emirates. We intend to capitalise on this opportunity, stimulating further demand and encouraging additional traffic flow in both directions.”

Operated by a B777-300ER, the flight will be an extension of one of Emirates’ existing three daily, Dubai to Milan flights. The service will originate in Dubai with passengers then able to enjoy a stopover in Milan en-route to New York. On the return flight, passengers will have the option of stopping in Milan before continuing on to Dubai. This one-stop service has proved popular on other Emirates’ routes, giving passengers the opportunity to experience a new destination or to break their journey on longer trips.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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