Additional flights will be operational from December and include connection to Buenos Aires
Currently operating four flights a week, Emirates will add a fifth weekly service on its Dubai-Rio de Janeiro route from 7 December 2024.
The additional weekly flight, running on Saturday, will support growing demand for travel to Brazil's popular beach-lined city.
The service also allows travellers to conveniently travel onwards to Buenos Aires, the capital of neighbouring Argentina, with another three-and-a-half-hour flight.
Emirates’ increased capacity on its Dubai-Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires route will will operate on flight numbers EK247 and EK248 in a two-class configuration, offering 302 seats across Economy Class and Business Class in a 2-2-2 seat layout.
EK247 will depart Dubai on Sunday at 08:05 and land at Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) at 15:55. The connecting flight to Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE – known as Ezeiza International Airport due to its location in Ezeiza, Greater Buenos Aires) will depart at 17:30 and land in Buenos Aires at 20:55.
EK248 will depart EZE on Sunday at 22:30, landing in GIG on Monday at 01:15, and then depart GIG at 02:55 and land in DXB on Tuesday at 00:30.
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 domestic destinations including Brazil's capital Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Curitiba and Recife, as well as regional cities Santiago in Chile and Panama City in Panama.
For more information, visit www.emirates.com