Emirates' new Asian route expandes bellyhold capacity

Emirates will launch a daily service from Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam, adding 20 tonnes in bellyhold capacity to its Asian network.
This new service will carry up to 20 tonnes of capacity in the bellyhold.
This new service will carry up to 20 tonnes of capacity in the bellyhold.

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Emirates will launch a daily service from Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam from August 3, 2016, adding 20 tonnes in bellyhold capacity to its Asian network.

The route will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration. The flight will depart daily from Dubai as EK388 at 02:50hrs arriving at Yangon International Airport at 11:05hrs.

The service will then depart from Yangon at 12:35hrs and arrive at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 14:50hrs.

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.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi will be Emirates’ second passenger destination within the country, complementing the airline’s existing service to Ho Chi Minh City. That service was launched in 2012 while a cargo-only service to Hanoi began in 2013.

This new service will carry up to 20 tonnes of capacity in the bellyhold. Emirates’ existing weekly cargo-only service between Dubai and Hanoi already offers 260 tonnes of cargo capacity each way.

Popular exports on this route are expected to be manufactured garments and seafood from Myanmar, as well as marine products and electronics from Hanoi.

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