tmcn From Belgium, joined Jan 2009, 26 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
When flying to AUH on Etihad, I notice that more than 90% of passengers are connecting to South-Africa, India, South-East Asia, Australia,... Most passengers with AUH as final destination are in fact heading to Dubai.
When do you think EK will start a BRU service? One of the few remaining capitals in Western Europe they do not fly to. EK would definitely have a nice yield, and offer a product superior to Etihad's. Qatar Airways will add BRU to their network early 2011, so there must be some business there for EK as well.
LondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1338 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3568 times:
I expect it will happen in future, especially if EK is not allowed to increase its flights out of Paris. But right now I guess any demand from BRU can be met by EK's newish service ex-AMS.
Remember that the new high-speed trains from central Brussels operate direct to Schiphol so the latter is a feasable alternative.
brightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
After EY and QR, unless there is some sort of gentlemen's agreement between EK and EY, we should probably see EK show up in BRU one day or another. If not in the next 2 years, then when they are rolling their smaller aircraft to new destinations as larger A380's ply their previous routes. I'm not sure EY would survive the move but seeing that these 3 airlines actually cater to a lot of traffic beyond their respective hubs, there might be place in BRU for all three.
Sadly that will not help in supporting the case for direct flights, particularly to the Asia region (HKG, SIN, BKK,...).