Emirates Launches Direct Flights to Saigon

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Emirates has launched daily non-stop flights between Dubai and Ho Chi Minh city in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Emirates currently uses an Airbus 330-200 in a two class configuration on the route, with 27 Business Class seats and 251 Economy Class seats.

Emirates flight EK 390 departs Dubai International Airport at 09:15 arriving at Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 19:35.

The return flight EK 391 departs at 21:10 arriving in Dubai at 01:05 the following day.

Ho Chi Minh city is one of the most vibrant cities of South East Asia. The city is recognised as the commercial capital of Vietnam, a country that has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and that is why we have chosen this time to add Ho Chi Minh city to our rapidly expanding network. I would like to thank the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam for their support, partnership and vision in ensuring that the launch of Emirates services was a success. We look forward to growing our partnership with Vietnam, said Thierry Antinori, Emirates Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide.

Trade between the UAE and Vietnam exceeded US$1.2 billion in 2011 and Emirates, through its cargo arm SkyCargo, will offer shippers a convenient cargo solution, with imports generally being automotive parts and raw materials and exports consisting of garments, footwear and seafood.

With the start of flights to Vietnam, the airlines eighth route launch of 2012, Emirates now operates to 13 cities in 10 countries in the Far East; opening up one of the most popular tourist destinations to the airlines six continent wide network.

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