16:20 | 06/05/2014 Global Economy
(VEN) - Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies announced that it will launch a new daily service to Brussels, Belgium, from 5th September 2014.
Brussels will be Emirates’ 147th destination, closely following the launch of Oslo, Norway on 2nd September. 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 offering customers an unrivalled travel experience.
“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 travelers,” 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.
“Brussels complements our existing European destinations and with our new flight, customers will now be able to fly direct from Brussels to Dubai, and onwards to key cities in the Far East, Australia, South Asia, the Middle East and South Africa,” added Mr Clark.
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 as well as Abuja and Kano launching on 1st August, Chicago launching on 5th August and Oslo launching on the 2nd September 2014./.