DUBAI- Emirates (EK) has revealed the introduction of a fifth weekly flight on its Dubai to Rio de Janeiro route, commencing on December 7, 2024.
This extra Saturday flight aims to enhance the overall capacity of the airline’s service to Rio de Janeiro, addressing the rising travel demand on this route. Furthermore, the integrated service enables passengers to seamlessly extend their journey to the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
Emirates Boosts Capacity
Emirates aims to address market demand and enhance customer options by increasing capacity on its Dubai/Rio de Janeiro/Buenos Aires route, providing greater flexibility, choice, and connectivity.
The introduction of the fifth scheduled service, identified as EK247 and EK248, will operate in a 2-class configuration and offer customers expanded choices for aligning with their travel plans.
The December deployment of these additional flights will offer 302 seats in Economy Class and Business Class on each flight. Business Class passengers can relish the spacious and private 2-2-2 layout of the aircraft’s configuration.
The enhanced services provided by the airline to Brazil and Argentina are anticipated to facilitate increased connectivity for passengers travelling between these nations and various sought-after destinations within Emirates’ network.
This expanded network includes the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Thailand, Maldives, Egypt, mainland China, Hong Kong, Turkey, South Korea, India, Australia, and Indonesia.
Given that Brazil and Argentina host the two largest Lebanese communities in Latin America, Emirates consistently caters to customers travelling to and from Beirut.
Additionally, citizens of Brazil and Argentina can benefit from the convenience of visa-free travel to Dubai, making it a popular choice for vacations and brief stopovers.
The primary tourism markets contributing to inbound travel to Brazil and Argentina encompass mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Trade between Argentina, Brazil, and the global community is set to receive added facilitation through an extra weekly flight. Each Boeing 777 wide-body aircraft boasts a cargo capacity of approximately 20 tons per flight, catering to the transportation of regional exports from Argentina and Brazil to consumers in the Middle East, Europe, and various other markets. Additionally, this capacity aids in the import of essential goods, including pharmaceuticals.
Emirates passengers can indulge in an unparalleled in-flight experience featuring an exceptional culinary journey with regionally inspired multi-course menus crafted by an award-winning team of chefs. Complemented by an extensive selection of premium beverages, travellers can unwind with over 6,500 channels of meticulously curated global entertainment content through Ice, Emirates’ acclaimed inflight entertainment system.
For Business Class passengers travelling between Rio de Janeiro and Dubai, complimentary chauffeur drive services are available before departure and upon arrival in both cities. Additionally, they have exclusive access to the Emirates Lounge in Dubai, providing a space to relax, unwind, or catch up on work before their flights.
Emirates’ collaborative agreements, including codeshare partnerships with GOL Airlines and Azul Airlines, along with interline partnerships with LATAM Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas, provide passengers with the flexibility to extend their travel beyond Rio de Janeiro.
This enables seamless connections to a diverse range of domestic destinations such as Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Curitiba, and Recife, as well as regional cities Santiago and Panama City.
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