Emirates to fly Brussels from Sept 5
Dubai, April 29, 2014
Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, will launch a new daily service to Brussels, Belgium, from September 5.
Hosting the European Commission, the European Council and over 120 other international organisations, Brussels is a key decision-making centre.
Home to thousands of international diplomats and civil servants, Emirates’ new service will add to the city’s global connectivity and contribute to further stimulating the country’s economic growth, said a statement.
Brussels will be Emirates’ 147th destination, closely following the launch of Oslo, Norway on September 2. The non-stop service will be operated by a Boeing 777 in a three-class configuration.
Emirates will be the first international airline to offer a First Class product from Brussels to the Middle East and Asia, the statement added.
“As the centre of European politics and a hub of economic activity, Brussels is already an important offline market for Emirates. Our research has shown that there is high demand for this route from across our network, from both the business and public sector as well as leisure travellers. Belgium operates an open and private enterprise-based economy and we expect this new service to further boost bilateral trade and commerce between the UAE and Belgium, which currently sits at around €4 billion per year,” said Sir Tim Clark, president, Emirates airline. - TradeArabia News Service