Emirates Announces New South American Destinations

Emirates has announced it will begin flying to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro from January 2012, increasing its presence in South America. The Dubai-based airline is eager to open Argentina as a new market and build on the success of its services in Brazil (which it has served since 2007), positioning itself for the tourism boom with the continent set to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Beginning 3 January 2012, flight EK 427 will depart Dubai daily at 0705 hrs, arriving in Rio de Janeiro at 1535 hrs, before taking off again at 1720 hrs to land in Buenos Aires at 1930 hrs. The return flight, EK 428, departs Ministro Pistarini International Airport at 2130 hrs for Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, where it arrives at 0120 hrs the next day. The flight continues to Dubai at 0255 hrs, landing at Dubai International Airport at 2235 hrs.

 

Emirates will be deploying its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft configured with 8 First, 42 Business and 304 Economy Class seats on the route. The airline is targeting traffic from the Asia-Pacific region, which has limited air links with the Argentine capital and Brazil’s second largest city, and has timed the flights to connect at its Dubai hub.

 

For more information, visit www.emirates.com.

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