DUBAI, UAE, 25 February 2021: Emirates will resume daily
services to Newark via Athens from 1 June 2021, providing travellers with
another access point to the popular New York Metropolitan area.
It will also serve the large Greek-American community in the
US while offering a convenient connection for travellers bound for the Middle
East, West Asia, and Africa via Dubai.
The addition of Newark via Athens 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 2 March).
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. 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. Emirates will also increase its flights to the Greek
capital, Athens, flying daily to support the newly resumed service.
Emirates flight EK209 will depart Dubai at 1050hrs, arriving
in Athens at 1500hrs before departing again at 1735hrs and arriving at Newark
Liberty International Airport at 2120hrs on the same day. The return flight EK210
will depart Newark at 2355 hrs, arriving in Athens at 1605hrs the next day.
EK210 will depart once again from Athens the next day at 1805hrs bound for
Dubai, where it will arrive at 2335 hrs (all times are local).
Emirates has safely and gradually restarted operations
across its network. Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July, Dubai
remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during
the winter season. The city is open for international business and leisure
visitors. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world-class
hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class
experiences. It was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels
stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s
comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.
Flexibility and assurance: Emirates’ booking policies offer customers flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers who purchase an Emirates ticket for travel on or before 30 September 2021 can enjoy generous rebooking terms and options if they have to change their travel plans. Customers have options to change their travel dates or extend their ticket validity for two years. More information here.
Travel with confidence: All Emirates customers can travel with confidence and peace of mind with the airline industry’s first, multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 cover. This cover is offered by Emirates on all tickets purchased on or from 1 December 2020, at no cost to customers. In addition to Covid-19 medical cover, this latest offer from Emirates also has provisions for personal accidents during travel, winter sports cover, loss of personal belongings, and trip disruptions due to unexpected air space closure, travel recommendations or advisories, similar to other multi-risk travel insurance products. Some limitations and exclusions apply. Policy details and more information here.
Health and safety: Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit www.emirates.com/yoursafety.
Customers are encouraged to check the latest government
travel restrictions in their country of origin and ensure they meet the travel
requirements of their final destination.
For more information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai visit: www.emirates.com/flytoDubai.