3 Feb 2024 By AK

Emirates boosts services to Brazil and Argentina to five weekly flights

Emirates has announced a fifth frequency on its Dubai – Rio de Janeiro route, starting 7 December 2024. The additional weekly flight on Saturdays will provide increased capacity on its service from the Brazilian city and will support the growing demand for travel on the route. Additionally, the linked service also allows travellers to conveniently travel onwards to the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires.

The additional weekly frequency between Dubai, Brazil and Argentina will operate as EK247 and EK248 in a 2-class configuration. Tickets can be booked immediately on emirates.com, the Emirates App, and travel agencies.

Flight Departure  Arrival
EK247 (DXB/GIG) 08:05 15:55
EK247 (GIG/EZE) 17:30 20:55
EK248 (EZE/GIG) 22:30 01:15 (next day)
EK248 (GIG/DXB) 02:55 00:30 (next day)

The added flights to be deployed in December will offer 302 seats on each flight in Economy Class and Business Class. Customers can enjoy the spaciousness and privacy of the aircraft’s configuration in Business Class, in the coveted 2-2-2 layout.

The airline’s boosted services to Brazil and Argentina are expected to facilitate additional connectivity for passengers travelling between these countries and other popular destinations in Emirates’ network including the UAE, Japan, Thailand, Maldives, Egypt, mainland China and Hong Kong, Turkey, South Korea, India, Australia and Indonesia.

Top inbound markets for tourism into Brazil and Argentina include mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, and the UAE. Emirates now offers customers the convenience of two daily direct flights to Hong Kong, along with an extra daily service via Bangkok, providing travellers with an abundance of options and flexibility to suit their travel plans.

Emirates’ codeshare partnerships with GOL Airlines and Azul Airlines and interline partnerships with LATAM Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas allow its customers to fly beyond Rio de Janeiro, to an expansive network of domestic points Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Curitiba, Recife, as well as regional cities Santiago and Panama City. Skywards members have the opportunity to earn and redeem Skywards Miles on codeshare flights in Brazil and South America.