Emirates to resume twice daily flights to and from Belgium

Emirates to resume twice daily flights to and from Belgium
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Emirates Airlines will resume its twice daily flights between Brussels Airport and Dubai in January 2023, according to its Belgian office.

“We are increasing the frequency to 14 flights per week, or two per day,” Jean-Pierre Martin, Emirates director in Belgium, said.

Before the Covid-19 crisis broke out, Emirates flew twice a day from Brussels to Dubai and back. During the pandemic, all flights were halted for a time, after which the frequency was gradually increased again.

Since last winter, Emirates has been operating 12 return flights a week on the Brussels route. Although capacity and passenger numbers are not yet at 2019 levels, the airline’s revenue from the connection to and from Belgium has been back at pre-Corona levels since July, due to increased ticket prices.

“Fares have increased significantly,” Martin said. “Fuel prices have led to higher prices at all airlines.”

While Martin did not provide concrete passenger figures, he reported that the load factor on the Brussels route currently stood at 78%, which is similar to the group level.

Flights to and from Belgium are operated by Boeing 777 aircraft, with room for 354 passengers.

Emirates is looking for 450 pilots and 6,000 flight attendants at the group level. Two recruitment events will be held in Belgium in December: on 10 December in Brussels and on 29 December in Antwerp. There are currently 235 Belgians working for the group.

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