Emirates to fly to Ho Chi Minh
Published: Jan 09, 2012
Vietnam - One of the fasting growing international airlines, Emirates will be continuing its expansion in South East Asia with the addition of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to its global network from 4 June 2012 onwards.
Emirates will fly Airbus A330-200 in two-class configuration en-route to Ho Chi Minh, the airline's 124th destination. From 28 October, the service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER in a two-class configuration.
The airline will operate as EK 390, a daily non-stop flight, equipped with 27 Business Class seats and 251 Economy Class seats. . It will depart Dubai International Airport at 0925hrs and arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 1920hrs.
The return flight EK 391 departs Tan Son Nhat at 2050hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0045hrs.
"Emirates will offer tourists and business travelers, particularly from the Middle East, Africa and Europe, a convenient option to access Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most vibrant places in South East Asia and we are convinced that this will prove to be a highly popular route. We look forward to growing our partnership with Vietnam and would like to thank the government and airport authorities for their support in the planning of our launch," Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, said.
Ho Chi Minh City will be the Emirates' eighth route launch this year, following Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro on 3 January, Dublin on 9 January, Lusaka and Harare on 1 February, Dallas on 2 February and Seattle on 1 March.
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