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Wego reports that Emirates is set to augment its service on the Dubai – Rio de Janeiro route with the launch of a fifth weekly flight, commencing from 7 December 2024. This new Saturday service is designed to enhance capacity to Rio de Janeiro, catering to the escalating demand for travel. Moreover, the integrated service facilitates convenient onward travel to Buenos Aires for passengers.


This capacity expansion on the Dubai/Rio de Janeiro/Buenos Aires route enables Emirates to address market demand effectively, providing customers with increased flexibility, choice, and connectivity. The introduction of the fifth scheduled service affords travelers more options when selecting flights to align with their specific travel plans.

Operating as EK247 and EK248 in a 2-class configuration, the additional weekly frequency between Dubai, Brazil, and Argentina is now open for immediate bookings on, the Emirates App, and through authorized travel agencies.

The scheduled timings for EK247 and EK248 are as follows, with all times denoted in local time:

Flight number: EK247 (DXB/GIG)
Departure: 08:05
Arrival: 15:55

Flight number: EK247 (GIG/EZE)
Departure: 17:30
Arrival: 20:55

Flight number: EK248 (EZE/GIG)
Departure: 22:30
Arrival: 01:15 (next day)

Flight number: EK248 (GIG/DXB)
Departure: 02:55
Arrival: 00:30 (next day)

The extra flights scheduled for deployment in December will provide 302 seats on each flight, catering to both Economy Class and Business Class passengers. In Business Class, customers can relish the spaciousness and privacy offered by the aircraft’s 2-2-2 layout.

Emirates’ expanded services to Brazil and Argentina are anticipated to enhance connectivity for travelers journeying between these countries and various sought-after destinations in the Emirates network, including the UAE, Japan, Thailand, Maldives, Egypt, mainland China, Hong Kong, Turkey, South Korea, India, Australia, and Indonesia. Given that Brazil and Argentina are home to the two largest Lebanese communities in Latin America, Emirates consistently serves customers traveling to and from Beirut. Additionally, nationals of Brazil and Argentina benefit from visa-free travel to Dubai, making it a popular choice for vacations and brief layovers.