Emirates will introduce an additional daily flight to Brussels, complementing Emirates' existing schedule and providing a double-daily service to customers from 29th October, 2017.
The new scheduled flight will be added to meet the growing demand for travel on the route. Emirates has carried over half a million passengers between Dubai and the Belgian capital since launching operations on 5th September, 2014 - and the demand continues to grow for both inbound and outbound flights.
As well as providing choice and convenience for both, Belgian customers and inbound visitors, Emirates’ operations over the recent years have made a positive impact on Belgium’s tourism, trade, investment and employment. Keen to build on its already significant economic contribution, Emirates is confident its analysis demonstrates that the high potential of the route more than justifies the addition of a second daily service between Dubai and Brussels, both, to meet existing demand and to stimulate new growth.
Inbound tourism is also expected to receive a significant boost, with the new flight creating an anticipated 50,000 more tourist arrivals and generating over US$110 million of tourist revenues for the Belgium economy annually.
The second daily flight, which offers additional cargo capacity in the belly hold of the wide-body Boeing 777-300ER, will enhance trade links between Brussels and Dubai, transporting pharmaceuticals, perishables such as chocolates and automotive parts from Belgium to the UAE and beyond.
Emirates airline commences daily direct flights to Vietnam's Hanoi
Emirates airline has officially commenced daily direct flights from Dubai to Hanoi, Vietnam on 1st July, providing Emirates’ passengers from Dubai and other destinations across Europe another seamless route to Vietnam. Passengers travelling to Hanoi will no longer stop in Yangon, saving approximately 2hrs30mins of travel time.
The first direct flight EK394 from Dubai departed at 03:30hrs and arrived at Noi Bai International Airport at 13:05hrs local time on 1st July 2017. The new non-stop service is operated with a two-class configured Boeing 777-300ER which offers 42 seats in Business Class, 386 seats in Economy Class and up to 20 tonnes of capacity for cargo, with generous free baggage allowance, up to 35kg in Economy Class and 40kg in Business Class.
The return flight, EK395, departs from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 01:30hrs and arrives in Dubai International Airport at 05:05hrs. Timings of the service have been scheduled to allow for seamless connections from and to many European and GCC destinations, via a convenient stopover in Dubai.