Dubai-based Emirates Airline plans to start a second fifth-freedom service to the US in March. The new daily route will operate between Dubai and New York Newark via Athens, Greece. Emirates’ Dubai-Milan Malpensa-New York JFK route, which uses fifth-freedom rights contained in the US-UAE Open Skies agreement, is regarded by many in the industry as what prompted the US majors to start a campaign against Gulf carrier expansion. That campaign—waged by American Airlines, Delta Air ...

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