19:57 | 25/02/2016 Companies
(VEN) - Emirates will launch a daily service from Dubai to Yangon (RGN) in Myanmar and Hanoi (HAN) in Vietnam, starting August 3, 2016.
The new daily service to Yangon and Hanoi will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration
Hanoi will be Emirates’ second destination within Vietnam, following the launch of services to Ho Chi Minh City in 2012 and a cargo-only service to Hanoi in 2013.
With the daily service to Yangon and Hanoi, Emirates, in cooperation with its regional codeshare partners Bangkok Airways and Jetstar - now serves the major capitals and tourist attractions in Southeast Asia, providing the opportunity for tourists in these markets to build travel itineraries covering multiple cities in these destinations.
“With the opening of this service, Emirates will enhance its Southeast Asia offering and offer more choices for travellers in Myanmar and Vietnam to conveniently connect to 39 cities in Europe, 16 in the Middle East as well as a number of destinations across our extensive network in Africa and the Americas. Passengers will also be able to travel between Hanoi and Yangon on this service” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimisation & Aeropolitical Affairs.
The three-class configured Boeing 777-300ER which Emirates will operate on the route offers 8 seats in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 310 seats in Economy Class. In terms of cargo, up to 20 tonnes of capacity will be offered in the bellyhold on this service.
Popular exports on this route are expected to be foods including beans, fish, rice, as well as clothing from Myanmar, and marine products and electronics from Hanoi.
Flights to Yangon and Hanoi will depart daily from Dubai as EK388 at 02:50hrs arriving at Yangon International Airport at 11:05hrs. The service will then depart from Yangon at 12:35hrs and arrive at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 14:50hrs. The return flight, EK389 will depart Hanoi at 22:50hrs, arriving at Yangon at 00:20hrs the next day. The service will then depart from Yangon at 01:50hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 05:05hrs.
For more information about Emirates, please visit www.emirates.com/vn