Russia's direct flight to Brazil

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Russia's Transaero airline started direct flights to Brazil in January 2011.

A Boeing 747–400 aircraft operated by Russia's second largest airline, Transaero, landed on Tuesday 4 January 2010 in Rio–de–Janeiro establishing a direct link with Moscow for the first time in many years. The plane carrying 303 passengers took off on 3 January from Moscow Domodedovo airport and spent a total of 12 hours and 30 minutes in the air. Russian airlines have not served the Latin American market since the mid–1990s when Aeroflot terminated regular flights to Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Transaero will initially carry out one direct flight from Moscow to Rio per week. Brazil is a rapidly emerging market for business travel and tourism, with the country hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and Rio staging the 2016 Olympic Games.

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