Emirates to increase services to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires from December

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Emirates announced that it will boost its services to Brazil and Argentina to five weekly flights starting December 2024.

From December 7, 2024, the Dubai-based carrier will add a flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) on Saturdays.

The service will also allow travelers to fly from GIG airport to Buenos Aires Airport (EZE). The additional weekly frequency between Dubai, Brazil and Argentina will operate as EK247 and EK248 in a two-class configuration.

According to Emirates, the additional flights will enhance connection for its customers from Beirut, given that Brazil and Argentina are home to the two largest Lebanese communities in Latin America.

The additional flights will operate on the following schedule.

Outbound flight:

EK247 depart Dubai 08:05  arrive Rio de Janeiro 15:55

EK247 onward depart Rio de Janeiro 17:30 arrive Buenos Aires 20:55  

Return flight: 

EK248 depart Buenos Aires 22:30 arrive Rio de Janeiro 01:15 (next day) 

EK248  depart Rio de Janeiro 02:55 arrive Dubai 00:30 (next day) 

Emirates will operate these routes using its fleet of Boeing B777 in business and economy class.

The airline also said that business class passengers traveling between Rio de Janeiro and Dubai will still be able to enjoy complimentary chauffeur drive services before departure and on arrival in both cities.

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Jean Carmela Lim
Journalist[br][br]Jean is a member of AeroTime’s editorial team, working as an aviation writer and based in Manila, Philippines. Previously, she worked in operational aviation roles in Manila, Philippines and Seoul, South Korea before moving to Australia to work in corporate and government travel. In 2012, Jean established her own luxury and adventure travel blog, Holy Smithereens. She is also a contributor for World Travel Market London, one of the biggest annual events in the travel sector. She covers trends and issues in hospitality and luxury travel for a B2B market, interviewing key personalities in the industry.
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