Emirates this week announced plans to launch a new daily service to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam, a move that will expands the carrier’s network within Southeast Asia to 12 cities in a total of seven countries. The service will commence on August 3 this year and will utilize Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that comes in a three-class configuration, including eight seats in First class, 42 seats in Business Class, and 310 setas in Economy Class. Flights are scheduled to depart from Dubai International Airport at 02:50 a.m. and arrive in Yangon International Airport at 11:05 a.m. It will then continue on to Hanoi’s Noi Ban International Airport where it will land at 2:50 p.m. The return flight is set to take off from Hanoi at 10:50 p.m. and arrive at Yangon at 12:20 a.m. the next day, before departing Yangon again at 01:50 a.m. and landing back in Dubai at 05:05 a.m.
“With the opening of this service, Emirates will enhance its Southeast Asia offering and offer more choices for travelers 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,” says Adnan Kazin, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president for strategic planning, revenue optimization, and aeropolitical affairs.
The flight marks the Emirates’ first service to Myanmar, something Kazim claims will be of great support to the country’s plan to attract 7.5 million tourist arrivals by 2020.
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