Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark said these flights aim at both tourists and businesspeople from the Middle East, Africa and EU.
The opening of these air routes will provide a gateway for tourists to discover the wonders of Vietnam, including the beaches of Nha Trang and the floating markets of the Mekong Delta, as well as its UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Hoi An ancient town and Halong Bay, he said.
HCM City will be the 124th global destination for Emirates Airlines. Clark said he believes that the opening this direct flight will strengthen the partnership between the UAE and Vietnam.
The establishment of the new air route is the part of an agreement on bilateral aviation cooperation signed by the two countries in April, 2011.
Two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and the UAE in 2010 exceeded $24 million. Through its cargo transportation, Emirates Airlines made significant contributions to increasing trade between the two countries.