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EMIRATES SET TO LAUNCH FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT

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Connecting mainland Europe with North America, Emirates will launch a direct service between Milan and New York, the airline’s only trans-Atlantic service, from October 1st 2013.Linking Italy directly with America, the new route will provide an important connection between Continental Europe and the US, allowing Emirates to capitalise on the significant traffic flow between these cities and giving both leisure and business travellers more choice and added convenience.

In addition to the existing passenger market between Milan and New York, Emirates has timed its flight schedule to ensure maximum connectivity for other key feeder markets. Customers across Europe looking to fly on the airline’s product will be able to maximise the airline’s frequent flyer partnership with easy Jet, seamlessly connecting through Milan to New York.

On arrival in the US, customers can then take advantage of Emirates’ partnership with JetBlue enabling connections across the US, including the West Coast.