Emirates Airlines: Milan-JFK, Orlando, and flight to nowhere but vaccinated

The airline company Emirates Airlines will relaunch in June its link between Milan and New York and as well as the direct one between Dubai and Orlando. One of its Airbus A380s will take off in ten days for a “flight to nowhere”, with on board a crew and passengers all vaccinated against Covid-19.

From June 1, 2021, the United Arab Emirates company will again offer a daily flight between Milan-Malpensa and the airport of New York-JFK, operated as a continuation of the one between Dubai and the Italian city in a Boeing 777-300ER which can accommodate 8 passengers in First, 42 in Business and 304 in Economy. Departures from its base are scheduled at 9.45 a.m. (arriving at 2.20 p.m.), then from Milan at 4.10 p.m. (arriving at 7.00 p.m.); return flights will leave the East Coast at 10:20 p.m. (arrival the next day at 12:15 p.m.), then Italy at 2:15 p.m. (arrival at 10:10 p.m.).

Emirates Airlines competes (in normal periods) with Alitalia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on this route inaugurated in 2013. It will then operate three rotations per day to New York-JFK, two of which are direct (in addition to the one to Newark relaunched the same day), “facilitating commerce and tourism while offering customers around the world more connectivity, convenience and choice,” according to a statement recalling that it shares its codes with JetBlue.

Also in the United States, the eleventh airport relaunched by Emirates Airlines will be that ofOrlando in Florida: four weekly flights from Dubai will be put back in place on June 2, operated in 777-200LR (38 + 264). The Emirati company will then offer more than 60 rotations per week to the USA, where it has already left for Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco.

Emirates has gradually and safely restarted operations on its network. Since resuming tourism safely in July, Dubai remains one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, especially during the winter season. The city is open to international business and leisure travelers. From sun-drenched beaches and heritage activities to world-class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the first cities in the world to obtain the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure the health and safety of guests.

On the other hand and in order to celebrate the progress of the vaccination campaign in the UAE (more than 8 million people vaccinated, or half of the population), Emirates Airlines is organizing on April 12 a special flight “to nowhere” in A380, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation, “the airline’s non-profit charity that supports projects around the world aimed at improving the quality of life of underprivileged children.” The superjumbo equipped with the new Premium class (configured in 14 + 76 + 56 + 338) will take off at 12:00 p.m. and will fly over the Emirates before returning at 2:30 p.m.

All pilots, flight attendants, flight attendants and passengers aboard flight EK2021 will have in common to have been vaccinated. In addition, customers will also be able to experience live “all the latest measures to help travelers enjoy a safe and smooth travel, including the new biometric and contactless technology that Emirates has recently introduced in areas of the world. ‘check-in and boarding gates at Dubai Airport’. All passengers will be offered a free rapid screening test before departure; In accordance with precautionary measures, customers must adhere to physical distancing protocols and wear their masks throughout the trip.

This special flight not only celebrates the success of the UAE vaccination program to date, but also highlights “the progress made by Emirates in the vaccination of its staff, and in particular its pilots and cabin crew ”: to date, more than 35,000 Emirates employees have received their Covid-19 vaccine at one of the company’s vaccination centers, and more than 85% of its pilots and cabin crew have already received two doses of the vaccine. “Aviation has been and continues to be an irreplaceable force for good, connecting people and cities, facilitating important trade flows and passenger travel that bring economic prosperity and joy to millions of people,” Emirates concludes.

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