Emirates Airlines fills European destination gap
Thursday 15, May 2014
One of the very last major gaps in Emirates’ European destination network, the European and Belgian capital city of Brussels, will come September this year be finally connected with Dubai, and through Dubai with the rest of the world.
Information was confirmed overnight that Dubai’s national airline will commence flights on the 05th of September, using a Boeing B777 in three class configuration for their daily flights. This makes Emirates the first Gulf based carrier to actually offer a First Class option on their flights and no doubt will premium passengers jump on this opportunity to reach Brussels in their accustomed fashion.
Flying times will be convenient for passengers connecting in Dubai as the daily service leaves DXB at 07.50 hrs and reaches Brussels at 13.15 hrs while the return flights from BRU will head out at 14.45 hrs and land back in Dubai by 23.25 hrs.
Meanwhile will Emirates, the award winning airline of Dubai, scale back operations come tomorrow as work commences to resurface the two runways over the next 80 days. As already reported here periodically will the airline reduce capacity by taking 22 aircraft out of service which will affect several services to Africa and 41 destinations overall. Among key services to be reduced is Nairobi where the two flights on Airbus A340 equipment have been combined to one using the larger B777 for the route as are flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town affected. Work on the airport is due to be completed on 20th of July at which stage the full range of connections and departures will be restored. Watch this space for breaking and regular aviation news from the East African region.
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