As per 25JUN11 GDS timetable display, Hellenic Imperial Airways on Friday (24JUN11) launched Athens – New York JFK service on board Boeing 747-200 aircraft.
Operation with the Boeing 747-200 aircraft to New York JFK is on temporary basis as it is still finalizing the lease of Airbus A340-300 aircraft. It currently scheduled to operate this route with A340-300 starting 04JUL11.
There is a report on other website with unreliable info claiming this route is being postponed (at time this post goes to press), which is in accurate as Athens Airport website is showing this flight operating. However, planned London Gatwick service launch, due to start on 24JUN11, has postponed until 03JUL11.
New York JFK schedule: