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Emirates adds two Southeast Asian destinations

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Emirates Boeing 777 300 ER

Emirates enhanced its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai. Operated with a Boeing 777-300ER, the new link expands the airline’s network in Southeast Asia to 12 cities in seven countries and offers more choices and convenience to passengers.

The new daily linked service is from Dubai to Yangon (RGN) in Myanmar, and onwards to Hanoi (HAN) in Vietnam.

Yangon, the first destination within Myanmar to be served by Emirates, is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. As the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre, Yangon contributes approximately one fifth to the country’s GDP. The previously undiscovered country offers visitors a rare glimpse of ancient Asia, and since the opening up of tourism, has witnessed an increase in foreign tourist arrivals.

Meanwhile, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and also a destination with rich culture and heritage for over a thousand years, becomes Emirates’ second gateway within the country following the launch of services to Ho Chi Minh City in 2012.

Flights to Yangon and Hanoi will depart daily from Dubai as EK388 at 03:30hrs arriving at Yangon International Airport at 11:40hrs. The service will then depart from Yangon at 13:00hrs and arrive at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 15:30hrs. The return flight, EK389 will depart Hanoi at 22:50hrs, arriving at Yangon at 00:20hrs the next day. The service will then depart from Yangon at 01:50hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 05:05hrs.

For more information about Emirates, please visit www.emirates.com.

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