Emirates continues to expand at Amsterdam Schiphol.
According to Luchtvaartnieuws.nl the Dubai-based carrier is almost certain to win approval from the Dutch government to add a third daily flight effective this coming winter season.
Passengers will welcome the extra capacity the new service would provide to Dubai and beyond.
Its schedule would also allow more Gulf connections. And the winter season is the peak time for travel between Europe and those warm weather destinations whether in Southeast Asia, Australasia or South Africa.
It is reported that Dutch transport minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen sees no objection to granting Emirates the extra flight.
Quoted by Luchtvaartnieuws the minister said, “The air services agreement (ASA) between the Netherlands and the UAE has an open character and does not impose any restrictions on the number of flights or the types of aircraft that may be used.”
“There is no reason to withhold Emirates’ request for a third frequency.”
Readers may remember that the Dutch government faced a similar request from Emirates in 2015 when the carrier wanted to add a second daily flight.
In the end the liberal ASA meant the Dutch government had no choice but to approve Emirates’ request.
Emirates currently operates two daily A380 services. Its third service would be operated by a B777-300ER.