28-Nov-2011 10:35 AM

Emirates to Rio from 2012

Emirates confirmed (25-Nov-2011) plans to launch daily Dubai-Rio de Janeiro service from 03-Jan-2012. Emirates anticipates strong demand for both leisure and business travel to Rio de Janeiro, especially as Brazil will host the 2013 Confederations Cup, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Emirates’ Rio de Janeiro flight will be a linked service with Buenos Aires. Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires will be the second and third points to be added to Emirates’ South American network. Emirates has been flying to Brazil since 2007, when it launched Sao Paulo service. [more - original PR]