Emirates announces new non-stop service to US

Emirates airline has announced a new non-stop service between Dubai and Newark, giving travellers a more direct option to the existing service that stops in Athens. There’s plenty of space, seeing as it is operated with a Boeing 777-300ER, including eight first-class suites, 42 business-class and 306 economy-class seats, in addition to 19 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity. As for timings, EK223 departs Dubai at 3am and arrives in Newark at 9am local time. The return flight, EK224, departs from Newark at 11.50am and arrives back in Dubai at 8.20am local time the following morning.

According to Emirates, the new route will allow east-bound travellers to have a stopover day tour of Dubai before taking a connecting flight in the evening. Emirates currently serves 12 destinations in the United States, including plans to add two flights a week each to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, which the airline said is a reflection of a steady rebound in demand.