Emirates will deploy its first A380 aircraft on the American route. For the first time on August 1, the airline will launch its A380 commercial service from Dubai to New York JFK.
The 14-hour non-stop flight will also be the first-ever commercial A380 service to the United States.
"The Americas represent a key focus area in Emirates' route development plans, and we are delighted to be the first airline to launch commercial A380 services to the continent," Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates airline and Group said in a statement. "We are confident that Emirates' customers travelling to and from North America will welcome the A380's additional space and capacity, as well as our luxurious onboard amenities, which will provide a very high quality travel experience previously associated only with private jets."
Emirates' A380 interiors and onboard offerings, which have been kept under wraps thus far, will be revealed for the first time when the airline receives its first A380 from Airbus' Hamburg facility on July 28.
Powered by Engine Alliance's GP7200 engines, Emirates' A380s can fly up to 12,000 kilometres on a full passenger load, and offer better fuel economy per passenger kilometre than most hybrid passenger cars. The A380 is also quieter, both inside and outside of the cabin, which means more comfort for passengers and a smaller noise footprint.
On August 1 and 3, Emirates will operate its brand-new A380 between Dubai and New York JFK on a commercial basis. These will be additional flights to its existing twice-a-day service.
Subsequently, Emirates will deploy the A380 between Dubai and New York, on one of its scheduled twice-daily flights.