14:00 | 04/08/2016 Companies
(VEN) – August 3rd, Emirates enhanced its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily service from Dubai to Yangon (RGN) in Myanmar and Hanoi (HAN) in Vietnam. The route is operated with a three-class configured Boeing 777-300ER.
EK388 was greeted by a traditional water cannon ceremony
This new service expands the airline’s network in the Southeast Asia region to 12 cities in seven countries and offers more choices and convenience to passengers travelling between Hanoi and Yangon to Dubai and beyond.
Hanoi is the airline’s new passenger gateway within the country following the launch of services to Ho Chi Minh City in 2012 and the cargo-only service to Hanoi in 2013. The inaugural flight EK388 from Dubai arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 15:30hrs local time. The aircraft was greeted by a traditional water cannon ceremony.
Flight EK389 departs from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 22:50hrs arriving in Yangon at 00:20hrs. The flight then departs Yangon at 01:50hrs and arrives at Dubai International Airport at 05:05hrs. Inbound, flight EK388 departs Dubai at 03:30hrs and arrives in Yangon at 11:40hrs. It then departs Yangon at 13:00hrs, arriving at 15:30hrs in Hanoi.
As the World’s Best Airline 2016 awarded by SkyTrax, Emirates provides its customers with a wide range of choices across its global network of 154 destinations in 81 countries and territories together with exceptional on-board offerings and services.
Passengers who travel on Emirates Boeing 777-300ER will be able to enjoy the airline’s award-winning ice system with up to 2,500 channels of the latest movies, TV shows and music from around the world. Emirates flights to and from Vietnam also cater to the needs of the Vietnamese market with Vietnamese-speaking cabin crew on board, and inflight cuisine options with popular Vietnamese dishes. As with all Emirates flights, those travelling on this route will be able to take advantage of the generous Emirates baggage allowance of up to 35kg in Economy Class, and 40kg in Business Class, and 50kg in First Class.
Speaking at the Emirates’ Hanoi Inaugural Flight Reception, Mr. Haitham Al Battawy, Emirates’ Country Manager for Vietnam said: “With an extensive global network of 155 destinations in 81 countries and territories, Emirates will help enhance connectivity for Hanoi and its neighbouring areas, providing more convenience and choice for travellers, additional opportunities for inbound tourism and more export markets for regional products”.