Emirates launches Ho Chi Minh City daily service

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Emirates announced an expansion to its global network with the start of a non-stop, daily service between Dubai and Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. With the start of flights to Vietnam, the airline’s eighth route launch of 2012.

“We look forward to opening up a wealth of opportunities in Vietnam for business and leisure travellers from the six continents that our passengers join our flights from,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide.

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.  Trade between the UAE and Vietnam exceeded US$1.2 billion in 2011 and Emirates, through its cargo arm SkyCargo, will offer shippers a convenient cargo solution, with imports generally being automotive parts and raw materials and exports consisting of garments, footwear and seafood.

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