Emirates has launched a daily non-stop flights to Rio de Janiero and onwards to Buenos Aires from 3 January 2012, offering special fares to customers from Malta flying to Buenos Aires in Argentina and to Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo in Brazil.
The special airfares are inclusive of taxes and start from €846 to Rio de Janiero, €850 to Buenos Aires and €856 to Sao Paulo. The offer is valid for travel until 31 March 2012. Terms and Conditions apply.
Brazil has been part of the Emirates network since 2007 when Emirates began flights from Dubai to Sao Paulo. The new service to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janiero will open new markets in tourism, trade and investment between South America and Emirates worldwide network of over 100 destinations.
The Dubai-Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering eight First Class Private Suites, 42 lie-flat seats in Business and 304 seats in Economy. Over 1,200 channels of entertainment on demand on "ice", the airline's award-winning in-flight entertainment system, are available to passengers.
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, EK 248 departs at 2130hrs, arriving in Rio at 0120hrs the next day. The aircraft will depart Rio at 0255hours, arriving in Dubai at 2235hrs.