Emirates Going Back To JFK

EMIRATES AIRLINE has announced that it is to resume Airbus A380 flights from Dubai to New York/John F Kennedy on October 31.  This comes as the carrier reported a significant increase in revenue for the Americas in 2009-10, representing a year-on-year rise of 8.1%.  This growth helped steer the carrier to a net profit of $964 million, while 27.5 million passengers flew with Emirates over the last financial year, over 20% more than in 2008- 09.
“Against some of the toughest operating conditions ever faced, the results for the Americas have been hugely encouraging,” said the carrier’s president Tim Clark.  “This achievement reflects our success in maintaining our business-as-usual approach and remaining faithful to our strategy of product and service excellence.”
In May Emirates operated eight A380s, serving London/Heathrow, Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland.  In March 2010, the airline also announced the start of A380 services to Beijing from August and Manchester from September.