Bolstering its Southeast Asia portfolio, Emirates Airline has announced the introduction of a daily service from Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam, to begin on August 3, 2016.
This new route, to be serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, is expected to offer a new flight option to passengers travelling between Hanoi and Yangon, while also opening up new connections for Myanmese and Vietnamese travellers to access the airline’s global network.
Hanoi will represent Emirates Airline’s second passenger destination within Vietnam, complementing its existing service to Ho Chi Minh City.
Divisional senior vice president, strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs, Emirates Airline, Adnan Kazim noted: “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.”
Kazim added: “Emirates’ first air service to Myanmar supports the country’s Tourism Master Plan to target 7.5 million tourist arrivals by 2020 and for Hanoi, the service will provide additional options for Vietnamese to travel to Dubai and Emirates’ global network of destinations, while also making it easier for overseas Vietnamese and the growing number of tourists to travel to Vietnam.”
Flights to Yangon and Hanoi will depart daily from Dubai with flight EK388 at 02:50, arriving at Yangon International Airport at 11:05. The service will then depart from Yangon at 12:35, arriving at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 14:50.
The return flight, EK389, will depart Hanoi at 22:50, arriving at Yangon at 00:20 the next day. The service will then depart from Yangon at 01:50 and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 05:05.