Emirates has revealed that it’ll expand service towards South American destinations of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires as travel demand increases.
Adjustments By Emirates
Emirates says that from 7 December 2024, it’ll add a fifth frequency between Dubai and Rio de Janeiro, with the additional weekly flight set to operate on Saturdays.
Through the latest adjustment, the airline will boost its overall capacity and support the growing regional demand, so they’ve increased service.
Interestingly, this service is linked with onward travel towards Buenos Aires to maximise convenience and increase connectivity options.
Operated as EK427/428, the airline will offer a two-class configuration with tickets already on sale. These will equate to 302 seats in Economy and Business Class. Emirates says those aboard Business Class will enjoy a spacious and private experience.
EK427 will depart Dubai at 0805 and arrive at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio De Janeiro at 1555.
The aircraft will spend just over 90 on the ground before departing at 1730 for Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires, with a touchdown at 2055.
Emirates says departure from Buenos Aires will occur at 2230 for Rio De Janeiro. Two days are lost by the time the service arrives back in Dubai.
Emirates & South America
While these latest adjustments will further boost operations towards South America, they’re hardly the company’s first commitment to the area.
Additionally, Emirates forecasts many positives from this new flight set to be operated. The 777 offers a cargo capacity of 20 tons per flight, and transporting regional exports from Argentina and Brazil to those in the Middle East will be made more accessible.
Meanwhile, thanks to existing codeshare partnerships with companies such as Azul Airlines, LATAM, and Aerolineas Argentinas, further onward travel to more remote destinations in South America not served by Emirates is possible.