Emirates to launch year-round Athens – Newark flights

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Emirates Airline is to offer the only year-round non-stop service between Greece and the US with Dubai – Athens – Newark flights from 12 March.

The daily Boeing 777-300ER service to Newark Liberty International Airport will provide 19 tonnes of bellyhold cargo capacity and is the first direct flight between the US and Greece since 2012, complementing the existing four daily flights from Dubai to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark says the Greek government and Athens International Airport approached Emirates to consider an Athens New York route and it decided extending Dubai – Athens flights to Newark would be feasible.

He says: “The availability of high quality, daily international air services is essential for the development of business and cultural ties. Trade, especially in high-value and time-sensitive products, will be facilitated by the ample cargo capacity on Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft.”

Flight EK209 will depart Dubai at 10.50h, landing in Greece at 14.25h, leaving at 16.40h and arriving in Newark at 22.00h. The return, EK210 will leave Newark at 23.45h and arrive in Athens at 15.05, departing again at 17.10 and landing in Dubai at 23.50h.