Emirates To Make Return To Ho Chi Minh City

Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has announced plans to return to Ho Chi Minh City later this year, more than 10 years since it last served the city. The Dubai-based airline revealed that it will launch a daily service from 4 June 2012, re-establishing the UAE’s only nonstop link with Vietnam.

 

Flight EK 390 will depart Dubai at 0925 hrs, arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 1920 hrs. The return flight, EK 391, takes off from Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 2050 hrs for a 0045 hrs landing back at Dubai International Airport the next day. The services will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 configured with 27 Business and 251 Economy Class seats, while a larger 2-class Boeing 777-300ER will replace it from 28 October 2012.

 

Ho Chi Minh City will be the sixth Southeast Asian destination for Emirates, joining Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore. The airline will look to challenge rival Qatar Airways’ established position in serving the Vietnamese market from the Middle East and will be counting on its extensive African, European and regional network for traffic feed through Dubai for demand on the route.

 

For more information, visit www.emirates.com.

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