Amsterdam-Dubai: an essential international route
Hubert Frach, Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West, noted in a press statement: “Our decision to add another daily service to Amsterdam is a direct result of a surge in customer demand. The enhanced capacity and schedule will offer our customers more choice when travelling between Amsterdam and Dubai and onwards to a multitude of destinations in the Indian subcontinent, Africa, Far East and Australasia.”
The introduction of flights with the super-sized Airbus A380 in 2012 was driven by the ever-increasing demand of seat capacity on the Amsterdam-Dubai route. And now this service will be bolstered by a Boeing 777, adding a capacity of more than 3,700 seats per week. This is expected to further stimulate tourism and trade between the Netherlands and the UAE, as well as reinforcing the position of Amsterdam and Dubai as key international airport hubs.
The UAE and the Netherlands
The UAE and the Netherlands enjoy a buoyant trade relationship, which attained an approximate value of 6.2 billion AED (1.7 billion US dollars) in 2011. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has long been an important business hub, known for its key position in logistics and as a centre for trade. With the increasing international connections available via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, companies based in the Middle East can easily enjoy the benefits that the region offers as a gateway to Europe.