Emirates has announced it
would make its South American debut on 1st October 2007 with six-a-week,
non-stop services to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 14-hour and 40-minute flight will be the first-ever non-stop service
between South America and the Middle East, providing travellers from
Emirates’ network of 14 cities in the Middle East, as well as from the
Far East and Indian Subcontinent, with a new direct connection to South
America via Dubai.
On the route, Emirates will fly its brand new Boeing 777-200LR - the
first of its ten on order, expected to be delivered this summer.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive,
Emirates Airline & Group said:
‘We have been looking to expand our operations in the
Americas for some time, and we are delighted to be able to launch our
first South American destination when we receive our first 777-200LR
later this year.”
‘Sao Paulo is the commercial heart of Brazil and a key financial and
industrial centre in Latin America, and Dubai, the Middle East’s premium
hub for business and tourism. We believe this new direct air link will
stimulate more trade and tourism exchange between these two thriving
economies, and we are confident our service would prove popular with
both business and leisure travellers. We look forward to introducing the
exciting new destination of Brazil to our customers around the globe.’
Emirates’ technologically-advanced 777-200LR will offer eight luxurious
private suites in First class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in
Business class, and generous space for 216 passengers in Economy. The
777-200LR will also offer shippers up to 18 tonnes of cargo capacity.
Passengers in all classes will enjoy the meals prepared by gourmet
chefs; award-winning service from its international cabin crew recruited
from over 100 countries around the world; as well as Emirates’
cutting-edge ‘ice’ (information, communication, entertainment) system,
which offers a selection of over 600 channels of entertainment on
demand; as well as the ability to send and receive email and text
messages from their personal in-seat entertainments systems.