Sunday, January 8, 2012

ROUTE UPDATE: Emirates Started Dubai - Rio de Janeiro - Buenos Aires Flights on January 4

Emirates Airlines started daily service from Dubai to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro on January 4.  Flights will be operated with 777-300ER aircraft.  The first flight, EK247, was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute at Buenos Aires' Ministro Pistarini de Ezeiza Airport (EZE) when it arrived there at 8:20pm on the 4th commanded by Argentine captain Marcos Medina.  

Several dignitaries, including Enrique Meyer - Argentine Minister of Tourism, Thierri Antinori - Vice President of Sales for Emirates, Ruben Caro - the Argentine ambassador in the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Eissa Alzaabi - UAE ambassador to Argentina and Marcelo Cervetto from Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, operator of Ezeiza Airport, participated in a ceremony marking the inaugural flight and noting the connectivity that the flight will provide through EK's Dubai (DXB) hub as well as the seats offered on the EZE-GIG (Rio de Janeiro) and v.v. sectors.

Sources: Aviacion News, Emirates website, Cabecera Norte blog  

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