Many of you are asking how EK will be able to take away from the European, American carriers and Air Canada their passengers bound to & from Brazil to the Middle East, Far East Asia and India.
Its very simple...mentioned below are the excellent connections on offer by EK :
EK 262 departs GRU at 0125 and arrives into DXB at 2305.
Therefore from 0100 onwards, the following outbound EK flights connect with the incoming GRU-DXB flight.
PEK flight departs DXB @ 0300...4 hr transit
PVG flight departs DXB @ 0325...4 hr transit
KHI flight departs DXB @ 0130...2 hr transit
BOM flight departs DXB @ 0400...5 hr transit
DEL flight departs DXB @ 0440...5 hr 40 min transit
SIN has 2 flights departing @ 0245 and 0320 respectively from DXB.
BKK flight departs DXB @ 0315...4 hr transit
HKG flight departs DXB @ 0315...4 hr transit...flight stops in BKK enroute...nonstop DXB-HKG flt is at 8am dep DXB!!
KIX flight departs DXB @ 0250...i.e. 4 hr transit
NGO flight departs DXB @ 0245...i.e. 4 hr transit...fyi, the largest expat Brazilian population resides in NGO!!! you can bet your life that EK will aggressively market their inflight product on their A 345s and B 772LRs esp in the premium classes to the big corporations engaged in frequent travel between the 2 nations to win their business.
KUL flight departs DXB @ 0310...i.e. 4 hr transit
Therefore approx each destination has a 4 hr transit in DXB which is perfect.
On the inbound/return sector, the connecting times in DXB are as follows :
EK 261 departs DXB at 0930 bound for GRU. This flight connects with the following arrivals from Asia :
BOM flight arrives into DXB @ 0600...3 hr transit in DXB
NGO flight arrives into DXB @ 0555...3 hr transit in DXB
KIX flight arrives into DXB @ 0555...3 hr transit in DXB
PEK flight arrives into DXB @ 0450...4 hr transit in DXB
PVG flight arrives into DXB @ 0510...4 hr transit in DXB
HKG flights arrives into DXB @ 0545 and 0500 respectively...4 hr transit in DXB
BKK flights arrives into DXB @ 0555 and 0500 respectively...4 hr transit in DXB
SIN triple daily arrivals into DXB between 0500-0600...3-4 hr transit in DXB
KUL flight arrives into DXB @ 0345...5 hr transit in DXB
KHI flight arrives into DXB @ 0640...3 hr transit in DXB
So even on the return sector, an approx 3-4 hour transit in DXB...so overall excellent connections BOTH WAYS for Asia bound GRU pax and vice versa.
[Edited 2007-01-02 23:20:20]
[Edited 2007-01-02 23:20:43]