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With the start of flights to 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.
Passenger Sales Worldwide Emirates’ executive vice president Thierry Antinori said: “Through Emirates’ non-stop, daily service, Vietnam is now connected via one-stop in our Dubai hub to our global network, which includes 31 destinations in Europe, 22 in Africa, 16 in the Middle East, 11 in North and South America and 19 in the West Asia and Indian Ocean region”.
Also, Antinori said, Emirates also looked forward to opening up a wealth of opportunities in Vietnam for business and leisure travellers from the six continents that Emirates’ passengers join flights from.
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 0915hrs arriving at Tan Son Nhat international airport at 1935hrs. The return flight EK 391 departs at 2110hrs arriving in Dubai at 0105hrs the following day.