Emirates Airlines, a leading carrier of the United Arab Emirates, will continue its expansion in Southeast Asia, adding HCM City to its global network from June 4 this year.

Emirates will use an Airbus A330-200 in a two class configuration on the route to Ho Chi Minh City , which will be the airline’s 124 th destination.

As from October, 28, 2012, a Boeing 777-300 ER will be operated along the route.

Operating as EK 390, the daily non-stop flight will depart Dubai International Airport at 09:25hrs and arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 19:20hrs. The return flight EK 391 will depart at 20:50hrs and arrive in Dubai at 00:45hrs the following day.

Trade between the UAE and Vietnam exceeded 24 million USD in 2010 year and Emirates, through their cargo arm SkyCargo, will allow air freight for imports - which are largely automotive parts and raw materials - and exports consisting of garments, footwear and seafood./.