Emirates has marked its inaugural flight to Brussels in Belgium.
The new daily service will see up to 16,000 Emirates customers travelling on the daily Boeing 777-200LR between Dubai and Brussels each month. As the airline’s 145th worldwide route, Emirates will play a key role in further developing natural business links between Belgium and key markets in the Far East. Emirates also estimates that it will deliver a boost to the country’s tourism sector, with Belgium a popular jumping off point for Europe bound travellers from Australasia.
“We’ve had lots of customers asking us to fly to Brussels over the years so this really is fantastic news for them. Belgium’s tourism is thriving and we believe that we can drive demand even higher by providing great competition with our multi-award winning product and service,” said Thierry Aucoc, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe and Russian Federation.
Emirates’ new daily flight to Brussels departs Dubai as EK183 at 0750hrs and arrives at Brussels International Airport, at 1315hrs the same day. The return flight, EK184 will depart at 1445hrs and arrives at Dubai International Airport at 2325hrs the same day.
Brussels is the 37th European passenger destination for Emirates, following the launch of Oslo in Norway earlier this week. Emirates will expand its European portfolio further next month with the launch of Budapest in Hungary on 27th October.