Emirates expands into Poland

13/02/2013 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Emirates expands into Poland

Emirates Airline has launched a new daily service between the UAE and Warsaw in Poland.The UAE is already the largest Middle East trading partner of the eastern European country and it is hoped that these new flights will help businesspeople stay better connected.Indeed, trade between the two nations is measured at around AED 1 billion a year and there is every chance this will grow in the near future.Warsaw has become the 129th international destination that Emirates serves - much to the delight of Michal Marzec - director of Warsaw Chopin Airport."This is truly an important day and a great honour for Warsaw Chopin Airport to have an Emirates aircraft on our tarmac," he remarked.Chairman of Emirates His Highness Sheikh Ahmed is also pleased with the link-up, as eastern Europe is an increasingly important business market."Tapping into markets like Poland, that are currently underserviced in terms of international capacity, has been a key driver for our success in the past and we are confident that Poland will be another example of this," he commented.Not only does the new service enable Polish travellers to visit the UAE more frequently, it also opens up a host of other long-haul destinations to them.Dubai is renowned for being a stopping point on flights between Europe and Australia, so Polish citizens will now find it far easier to head down under.Emirates is forever expanding its network and linking cities all over the world to Dubai.This is one of the main reasons Dubai International Airport has grown so quickly in recent years, as passenger numbers have soared year-on-year.The brand new Concourse A opened for business at the start of this week (February 11th) and this will take the airport's overall annual capacity up from 60 million to 75 million people.Leaders at Dubai Airports expect around 66 million travellers to use the aviation hub in 2013, many of whom will no doubt arrive on Emirates airplanes.