Emirates suspends another New York flightBack to Forum
There has been little awareness of this development …
But a decline in passengers flying between Dubai and New York (many of whom will have originated from other destinations in India, Africa and so on) means that Emirates will be suspending one of its three daily non-stop flights for much of June.
The flight affected is EK207/EK208.
This is in addition to the US cutbacks already announced – see below.9 May 2017
I saw EK had downgraded one of the LGW flights to a 777 as well.
In fact there has been an increasing amount of comment about Emirates and its cuts recently. For example:
Emirates, a love story gone wrong
I hope EK is not going down the BA path of dumbing down everything to the lowest common denominator as Etihad and Qatar are a viable alternative.9 May 2017
I used Emirates once on a Qantas codeshare to DXB. I was not impressed and wont use them again. Also found DXB to be slow, and unpleasant. I think we will see some customers opting for quality over price.Maybe, just maybe the ME3 will realise that things can and do change, sometimes not in their favour.10 May 2017
I think it’s worth remembering that this cutback is during the holy month of Ramadan, when both business and tourism in the Middle East slows down. I’d be interested to learn just how much traffic Emirates are losing due to the US electronics ban, and if their sales will pick up again if and when all European airlines are also affected by a ban.14 May 2017
ZKSmith – You may be correct. But no mention of the service being cut because of Ramadan.
Emirates is saying this New York flight is being dropped during June as part of its routine operational review and aims to ensure its capacity is deployed to best serve customer demand across our global network.
It must also be remembered that Emirates is a sixth-freedom airline and very many of its US-bound passengers are transitting DXB from India, Africa, SE Asia and so on.14 May 2017