Article in The Australian
Emirates 'non-stop to anywhere' breakthrough
OCTOBER 1 is an important date in the history of global aviation. It will be the first time a carrier has simultaneously linked all the continents (North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific) with non-stop service from one hub.
Emirates received the first of 10 ultra-long-range B777-200LRs this month and will deploy the aircraft from Dubai to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo from October 1, representing the first non-stop route between the Middle East and South America and achieving the "non-stop to all continents" dream.
Non-stop services to Houston and Toronto will be added shortly, as part of a big push by Emirates into North America.
Increases in capacity to its Indian network are also planned, as well as higher frequencies to Nairobi and Johannesburg. Emirates is also eyeing new routes in South Africa, China and South America and is preparing to operate to more Asian destinations within the next six months.