Emirates Wants To Launch A Dubai-Berlin Route But Can’t

Emirates Wants To Launch A Dubai-Berlin Route But Can't
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Emirates wants to launch a flight from Dubai to Berlin, but due to legal restrictions at this time, they cannot.

Sir Tim Clark, the President of the airline, met with the Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey and other officials this week, highlighting this point.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Emirates Wants To Launch A Dubai-Berlin Route But Can’t…

Emirates Wants To Launch A Dubai-Berlin Route But Can't
Photo Credit: Emirates.


Emirates states that due to the Germany-UAE Air Services Agreement, which was signed in 1994, the airline cannot expand its presence into other cities within the country from Dubai.

Adding to this was Sir Tim Clark himself:

“We do welcome that Mrs. Giffey is advocating for more long-haul flight rights for Berlin and we appreciate the ongoing dialogue.”

“Emirates strongly believes that Berlin and Brandenburg has great potential to become a successful destination for long-haul flights.”

“Hopefully we will be able to operate Berlin Brandenburg Airport in the future.”

“We would commence flights to Berlin as soon as possible, if that would be permitted in addition to our existing four German destinations.”

At the moment, the airline operates services to the following four destinations in Germany from Dubai:

  • Frankfurt
  • Munich
  • Dusseldorf
  • Hamburg

For Emirates to launch services into Berlin, this would no doubt require government and political approval from both Germany and the UAE to make this a reality.

Mayor Giffey said the following on this:

“We appreciate Emirates’ continued interest in connecting the German capital city with the world.”

“The [city] and Brandenburg airport serves the Metropolitan Region and much of East Germany, one of the most dynamic regions in Europe.”

“Our goal is to expand the existing long-haul network and I am glad to see Emirates as a partner in this endeavour”.

All eyes will be on whether this agreement can be altered to allow additional services into Germany from Dubai.

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