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Emirates Resumes Flights to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires


Emirates has boosted its Latin American network with the resumption of flights to two South American destinations, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, which were previously suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Flight EK247, operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, received warm welcomes on its journey into Brazil and Argentina on Wednesday.


With the resumption of services to Argentina, which was first launched in 2012, Emirates has restored over 90% of its pre-pandemic network, comprising over 130 destinations including Dubai. The four-times weekly flights from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro with onwards service to Buenos Aires will operate as EK247/EK248.  


EK247 departs from Dubai four times a week at 08:05 and lands in Rio de Janeiro at 15:25. The flight continues to Argentina at 17:10, landing in Buenos Aires at 20:40.


Return Flight EK248, takes off from Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires at 22:20 and arrives in Rio de Janeiro at 01:10 the next day, afterwhich it departs again at 02:55, flying to its hub city of Dubai with a scheduled arrival time of 23:35.


Tickets can be booked on emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via both online and offline travel agents.


Emirates currently serves over 130 destinations in its network, providing services to customers across the globe. Through a convenient connection in Dubai, the airline facilitates travel between the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.


Passengers travelling to and from South America can take advantage of Emirates' codeshare and interline partnerships with regional partners such as GOL, LATAM, Azul, Copa and Avianca to continue their journey seamlessly.

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