Emirates to continue Milan-NYC flights until final ruling

May 11, 2014 12:06 am

Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Emirates Airline has said the Dubai-based carrier is to continue its controversial Milan-New York JFK service until an Italian court delivers its verdict later this year, Gulf News has reported. “We will continue with the service until the hearing,” said Shaikh Ahmad, who is also President of Dubai Civil Aviation. Last month, an administrative court in Italy ruled against Emirates following a complaint by Assaereo, an association that represents Alitalia and other Italian airlines. The ruling was later suspended by the Council of State, a higher body, pending the outcome of an Emirates appeal.