Celebrating Emirates’ launch of flights to Vietnam were Ngo Khai Hoan, Head of Trade Office, Embassy of Vietnam in the UAE; Pradeep Kumar, Emirates’ SVP Cargo Revenue Optimisation & Systems; Hassan Al Hashemi, Director External Relations, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ SVP Commercial Operations Far East & Australasia; Tran Ngoc Thach, Vietnamese Ambassador to UAE; Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ EVP Passenger Sales Worldwide; and Ahmed Ali Hamad Al Mualla, UAE Ambassador to Vietnam.
- Emirates returned to the Vietnamese market on 4 June when the Gulf carrier launched daily flights between its Dubai (DXB) hub and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), the commercial capital of fast-growing Vietnam. The airline previously operated the route in 1995-96. Flights are operated with 278-seat A330-200 aircraft. This makes Emirates the second of the ‘MEB3’ airlines to serve Vietnam after Qatar Airways, which serves both HCMC and Hanoi via Bangkok. Emirates’ EVP Passenger Sales Worldwide, Thierry Antinori, said: “I would like to thank the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam for their support, partnership and vision in ensuring that the launch of Emirates’ services was a success. We look forward to growing our partnership with Vietnam.”