As from 29 October, Emirates Airlines will introduce a second daily flight between Brussels and Dubai. This extended service, offering forwarding agents double daily capacity options, is highly welcomed by the market.
“This additional flight represents a significant increase in capacity for BRU in addition to the current passenger service and our four weekly freighter flights that are flying into Brussels,”
says Bob Vandamme, manager BeLux at Emirates SkyCargo.
The Boeing 777-300 passenger aircraft is a cargo-friendly airplane (much better than the Airbus 380) with the capability of carrying around 25,000kg per flight. “With the second daily flight we will be able to offer our customers a better access to our worldwide network with shorter transit times to the cargo’s final destination,” the manager points out.
Enabling tailor-made solutions
Bob thinks this can be crucial for time-sensitive shipments such as pharmaceuticals. “With Belgium being an important pharma producing and exporting country, this second daily flight allows us to provide tailor-made solutions for our customers.”
In total, more than 1,500 Belgian companies export or import products from the Gulf area on an Emirates flight. Apart from pharmaceuticals the aircraft take spare car parts, machinery and chocolates on the flights ex BRU. From DXB the Boeings fly e-commerce products such as electronics and perishables along with flowers and food products.
Marcel Schoeters in Brussels