Emirates Launches Daily Flights to Brussels

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Emirates has launched flights to Brussels.

Emirates new daily flight to Brussels departs Dubai as EK183 at 07:50 and arrives at Brussels International Airport, at 13:15 the same day.

The return flight, EK184 will depart at 14:45 to arrive at Dubai International Airport at 23:25 the same day.

Emirates customers arriving at Brussels Airport will benefit from the airports train station that offers convenient city centre connections as well as links to neighboring Belgian cities such as Antwerp and Ghent.

Tourism to Brussels from the UAE has grown significantly in the last five years with the number of visitors more than tripling since 2009. The new direct link from Dubai to Brussels is expected to grow this sector even further, as well as increasing inbound traffic from key markets in the Far East and Australasia.

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.

Weve had lots of customers asking us to fly to Brussels over the years so this really is fantastic news for them. Belgiums 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. As headquarters for a huge number of major global corporations we are already seeing strong bookings from markets like China, the UAE, Japan and India, one of Belgiums largest trade partners.

Belgiums cargo exports account for 86% of the countrys GDP and Emirates SkyCargo will help boost this by adding up to 17 tonnes of cargo per day. Key export commodities include pharmaceuticals, automotive spare parts, chocolates, machinery and equipment and electronics.

The UAE is a key trading partner of Belgium with more than 4 billion of goods exchanged between the two countries each year. Both import and export of goods have grown steadily since 2009 with 1,504 Belgian companies exporting goods to the UAE in the last year.

The arrival of Emirates in Brussels confirms the role that Brussels Airport plays in connecting Belgium and Europe with the rest of the world ... The launch of this daily service to Dubai will create 150 new on-site jobs, said Arnaud Feist, CEO Brussels Airport Company.

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.

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