Thursday, April 7, 2011

Emirates to Buenos Aires via GIG

Emirates will start daily services to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro from January 3, 2012.

The service will be operated by a B777-300ER with eight First Class private suites, 42 lie-flat Business seats and 304 Economy seats.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, said both cities are renowned as world-class leisure destinations as well as important business and trading centres.

"Our research has shown that there is a high demand for these cities from across our network," he said.

"Our first service to Argentina is a much-anticipated addition to our network which will open important new markets for us."

Brazil has been part of the Emirates network since 2007 when it began flights from Dubai to Sao Paulo.

With the country set to host both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazil will be further catapulted into the world’s spotlight - an additional allure for the sports sponsorship-loving airline.

EK 247 will leave Dubai daily at 0705hrs and arrive at Rio’s Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport at 1535hrs.

It will depart Rio at 1720hrs, arriving at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza) at 1930hrs.

From Buenos Aires, EK248 departs at 2130hrs, arriving in Rio at 0120hrs the next day. The aircraft will depart Rio at 0255hours, arriving in Dubai at 2235hrs.

Source: Businesstraveller