Emirates cuts flights to New York

The reduction in flights to NYC will only be temporary, assures Emirates

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Emirates airlines aircrafts at Dubai airport.

Dubai: Emirates on Monday has announced that it will temporarily cut its daily non-stop service to New York’s JFK down to twice a day.

The Dubai-based airline currently operates three flights to JFK.

In a statement, Emirates confirmed that the changes will take from June 4 until June 20, and will resume normal operations from July 1.

“Emirates can confirm that one of its three daily non-stop flights (EK 207/208) serving the New York (JFK) – Dubai (DXB) route will be cancelled from June 04, 2017 to June 30, 2017. This flight will be re-introduced on July 01, 2017,” an Emirates spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Gulf News.

 “This decision was made as part of our routine operational review, to ensure that our capacity is deployed to best serve customer demand across our global network.

“We remain committed to New York and will continue to serve our customers on this route with 14 non-stop weekly flights during this period to JFK and 07 weekly flights to Newark.”

The temporary reduction of flights follows Emirates’ announcement in April to reduce flights to five of the 12 US cities it currently serves, which include Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles.

From May 1 and May 23 respectively, Emirates’ Fort Lauderdale and Orlando operations will move from daily services to five a week. Its Seattle and Boston operations will move from twice-daily services to a daily service from June 1 and 2 respectively.

From July 1, its operations to Los Angeles will move from twice-daily to a daily service.

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