From 4 June 2012 Emirates have announced that the airline will add Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam as its 124th, with Vietnam being one of the fastest grown countries in Asia and the world, it’s no wonder Ho Chi Minh City was added.
Emirates Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City service will initially be operated on a two class Airbus A330-200, and then from 28 October the aircraft will be upgraded to a 2 class Boeing 777-300 ER. The Airbus A330-200 operating this route will feature 27 Business Class seats and 251 Economy Class seats,
Flight details for both services will be as follows:
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|Ho Chi Minh – Dubai||EK391||2050hrs||0045hrs +1|
“Following the signing of the Air Services Memorandum of Understanding between Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates in April 2011, we have been busy planning this route and it comes at a very exciting time for the airline, as our global network continues to expand,” said Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.
“Emirates will offer tourists and business travellers, 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,” Mr Clark added.
Ho Chi Minh City will be the Emirates’ eighth route launch in 2012, following on from Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro on 3rd January; Dublin on 9th January; Lusaka and Harare on 1st February; Dallas on 2nd February and Seattle on 1st March.