Emirates is adding 1,848 seats a week to New York City from its hub in Dubai in a clear signal of high passenger demand for the popular American destination.
NYC attracted a record 11 million foreign visitors in 2012 and it's no surprise that airlines like Emirates are lusting for a bigger piece of the passenger-pie flying into the city.
Emirates upgraded seat capacity to New York City by deploying a second Airbus A380-800 on the Dubai-NYC route.
Flights EK203 to New York City and EK204 to Dubai will now be operated by the Airbus A380-800.
EK203 departs from Dubai at 02:25hrs, arriving at New York JFK at 07:45hrs.
On the return sector, EK204 leaves JFK at 10:40hrs arriving in Dubai at 08:10hrs the next day.
Good News for Indians
The additional seats to NYC should make it convenient for Indians living in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia when they make their annual vacation plans to visit Mera Bharat Mahaan since Emirates flies from Dubai to 10 major Indian cities.
Emirates flies to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata and Delhi.
The airline operates 185 flights a week to India from Dubai.
Emirates has more deployments of the advanced, long-range A380 double-decker aircraft than any other airline.
Emirates’ fleet of 31 A380s fly to Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Moscow, New York JFK, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto and Tokyo from the airline's Dubai hub.