Daily direct flights from Dubai to Hanoi was launched by UAE’s luxury airliner Emirates this week, saving passengers hours of travel time.
The first direct flight from Dubai arrived in Hanoi after six and half hours at 1 p.m. on Wednesday as Khaleej Times, a UAE’s newspaper wrote.
The non-stop service has been launched less than a year after the airline introduced a service between the cities that transits in Yangon, Myanmar.
The new flight is two and a half hours faster.
Vietnam is not a popular destination among visitors from the UAE, but tourism officials hope the new route will help the country tap this market of big spenders.
Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 140 cities in 81 countries across six continents. Cargo activities are undertaken by Emirates SkyCargo.
Emirates is the world’s fourth largest airline by scheduled revenue passenger-kilometers flown, the fourth-largest in terms of international passengers carried, and the second-largest in terms of freight tonne kilometers flown. Emirates had the longest non-stop commercial flight from Dubai to Auckland until it was surpassed by Qatar Airways flying from Doha to Auckland.0