Sitting at the heart of Brazil’s south eastern region, Rio de Janeiro draws in more than two million foreign tourists every year, and a big chunk of them pass through Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport.
British Airways, UK’s flag carrier, offers direct Rio de Janeiro flights from London Heathrow International Airport. Economy passengers are treated to a 31-inch seat pitch, lumbar support, and adjustable headrests. Non-stop entertainment is guaranteed through blockbuster movies, TV, and audio channels. Three-course meals with drinks are also provided. As an added perk, passengers get to choose their seats at any time prior to check-in.
Air France, one of the world’s largest airlines, provides connecting flights to Rio de Janeiro from other UK cities. From Edinburgh, Air France flies to Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, France, then continues on to Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil, before landing in Rio de Janeiro. From Glasgow, Air France touches base first at Amsterdam Schipol in Netherlands, then proceeds to Paris, France via the Air France-KLM airline, which then flies straight to Rio de Janeiro. Air France economy flights feature winged headrests, personal telephones, and touch-screen television with interactive games and partial audio/video on-demand. Reclining seats up to 118 degrees ensure comfort throughout the flight.
Other airlines with connecting flights from UK to Rio de Janeiro are TAP Portugal in Lisbon and Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier.