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Article from BTNews 15 APRIL 2013

Emirates on North Atlantic

Milan to New York is the latest route to be targeted by the ever expanding Dubai-based Emirates.  From 1 October 2013 a daily Boeing 777 service will be introduced by the airline, in effect an extension of one of the carrier’s three daily operations from its home base into Milan’s Malpensa airport.

Emirates has partnerships at both ends, easyJet at Milan and JetBlue at New York’s Kennedy airport, ideal for connecting flights within Europe and across the USA.

Tim Clark, President of Emirates, said: “Operating a transatlantic route has been on our agenda for some time.  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”.

Originating Dubai passengers will be able to enjoy a stopover in Milan en-route to New York and in the other direction too.  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.

Emirates is the sponsor of AC Milan. www.emirates.com

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