Emirates to fly to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires

Emirates Airline (Dubai) continues to rapidly expand. The United Arab Emirates-based carrier will begin flying the Dubai-Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires route starting on January 3, 2012.

Flight EK 247 will leave Dubai daily at 0705 and arrive at Rio’s Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport at 1537. It will depart Rio at 1723, arriving at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza) at 1930. From Buenos Aires, flight EK 248 departs at 2130, arriving in Rio at 0120 the next day. The aircraft will depart Rio at 0310, arriving in Dubai at 2253.

One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Emirates has a fleet of 162 aircraft and has become the world’s largest Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 operator.

With an order for 50 new Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft placed at the Dubai Airshow earlier this month, Emirates now has 243 aircraft on order, worth over $84 billion at list prices.

Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires will be the airline’s 116th and 117th global destinations respectively. They will also become the second and third points to be added to Emirates’ South American network.

The new route will be served with Boeing 777-300 ERs.

In other news, Emirates added the Airbus A380 on the Munich route starting on November 25.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean.

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