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Emirates to Start Services to Brussels This Year

30 April 2014

Emirates to Start Services to Brussels This Year

Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to the key European decision-making centre of Brussels, Belgium, from September 5 this year.

Emirates’ new service will add to the city’s global connectivity and contribute to further stimulating the country’s economic growth.

Brussels will be Emirates’ 147th destination, closely following the launch of Oslo on September 2. The non-stop service will be operated by a Boeing 777 in a three-class configuration and will provide a direct connection at Dubai with all four daily Emirates services from New Zealand.

“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,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.

Drawing around 7.5 million tourists each year, Belgium is also home to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites. In tandem with the country’s growing tourism segment, Emirates expects strong passenger traffic into Brussels on the route from Dubai and also an increased tourism demand for Belgium from large markets on Emirates’ network such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines and Korea, which currently lack direct passenger flights to Belgium.

A multi-modal hub, Brussels International Airport has its own train station allowing quick and frequent travel options linking it to all major cities in Belgium as well as the major industrial centres of Europe.

Throughout all cabin classes on the Emirates flights, passengers can enjoy up to 1,600 channels of entertainment on demand on ice, the airline's award-winning in-flight entertainment system.

Passengers on all Emirates flights also have the added bonus of generous baggage allowance with 30 kilogrammes for those travelling in Economy Class, 40 kilogrammes for Business Class and 50 kilogrammes for First Class.

Brussels will be the eighth new destination from Emirates this calendar year following the earlier launches of Kiev, Taipei and Boston routes, as well as Abuja and Kano launching on August 1, Chicago launching on August 5 and Oslo launching on September 2.

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