Emirates further expanded its global network on Monday with the start of a non-stop, daily service between Dubai and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, the airline’s 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 airline’s six continent wide network.
The inaugural flight had passengers onboard from 16 countries spread across Asia, Europe, the USA and the Middle East. 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 offers tourists the ideal gateway to explore the wonders of Vietnam, be it the shopping options in the city, the various UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hoi An, the islands of Halong Bay, the beaches of Nha Trang or the floating markets and restaurants of the Mekong River Delta.
Emirates now flies to 124 destinations in 74 countries. Over the next three months, the airline will launch a further three destinations: Barcelona, Lisbon and Washington DC.