Emirates boosts services to Brazil and Argentina to five weekly flights

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Commencing December, Emirates will deploy an additional daily service to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina to meet travel demand.

The UAE carrier announced a fifth frequency on its Dubai – Rio de Janeiro route, starting 7 December 2024. The extra weekly flight on Saturdays will provide increased capacity on its service to the Brazilian city and will support the growing demand for travel on the route.

Additionally, the linked service allows travellers to conveniently travel onwards to the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. 

Meeting Market Demand

Emirates’ expansion of capacity on the Dubai/Rio de Janeiro/Buenos Aires route is a testament to its commitment to meeting market demand.

The introduction of a fifth scheduled service, particularly on Saturdays, aims to provide customers with increased flexibility, choice, and enhanced connectivity options.

With this addition, passengers now have a broader range of flight selections, allowing them to tailor their travel plans more precisely.


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Operated as EK247 and EK248, the new flights will feature a 2-class configuration, offering a total of 302 seats on each journey in both Economy Class and Business Class.

Business Class passengers can relish the spacious and private 2-2-2 layout, ensuring a comfortable and luxurious travel experience.

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Brazil and Argentina Connectivity

Emirates’ bolstered services to Brazil and Argentina means increased connectivity for passengers transiting between these South American nations and other key destinations in the extensive Emirates network.

Notably, with Brazil and Argentina hosting the two largest Lebanese communities in Latin America, Emirates plays a pivotal role in serving the travel needs of customers heading to and from Beirut.

Visa-Free Travel

Adding to the appeal, nationals of Brazil and Argentina enjoy the convenience of visa-free travel to Dubai, making it an attractive destination for holidays and short stopovers.

As two of the leading inbound markets for tourism into Brazil and Argentina include mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, and the UAE, this expanded flight frequency promises to further strengthen these ties.

Trade and Cargo Capabilities

Beyond passenger travel, Emirates’ Boeing 777 wide-body aircraft, with a cargo capacity of approximately 20 tons per flight, becomes a crucial player in facilitating trade between Argentina, Brazil, and the rest of the world.

This capacity allows the transportation of regional exports from South America to consumers in the Middle East, Europe, and other global markets, reinforcing economic ties.

In-Flight Experience

Business Class travelers between Rio de Janeiro and Dubai can enjoy complimentary chauffeur drive services, access to the Emirates Lounge in Dubai, and an array of regional culinary delights crafted by award-winning chefs.

The in-flight entertainment system, ice, provides over 6,500 channels of carefully curated global content, ensuring a delightful journey for all passengers.

Codeshare Partnerships

Emirates’ codeshare partnerships with GOL Airlines and Azul Airlines, along with interline collaborations with LATAM Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas, expand the airline’s reach beyond Rio de Janeiro.

Skywards members can leverage these partnerships to earn and redeem Skywards Miles on codeshare flights in Brazil and South America, creating added value for loyal customers.

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