14-May-2010 1:30 PM

Emirates to resume A380 New York service in Oct-2010

Emirates announced plans to resume the deployment of A380 equipment on Dubai-New York JFK service on 31-Oct-2010, 15 months after suspending A380 operations to the city (Bloomberg, 13-May-2010).

Emirates:[The A380] will make a much anticipated return to New York … The United States is a very important market for Emirates and we are optimistic about the future growth of its business and leisure travel sectors … We promised to return the A380 to New York as soon as demand recovered, and we have been true to our word … Against some of the toughest operating conditions ever faced, Emirates’ performance in the Americas has been hugely encouraging. This achievement reflects our success in maintaining our business-as-usual approach and remaining faithful to our strategy of product and service excellence. Our results also add to the growing evidence that the economic downturn is abating in the US,” Tim Clark, President. Source: Bloomberg/AINonline, 13-May-2010.