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Emirates Expands Presence in Southeast Asia

Emirates has announced it will begin daily nonstop flights from Dubai to Yangon (RGN), Myanmar, and Hanoi (HAN), Vietnam beginning August 3.

The new flights will strengthen Emirates’ presence in the Asia region. The airline currently serves 12 cities in seven countries in the Southeast Asia region, with flights too Cebu and Clark in the Philippines set to begin March 30th.

Emirates will operate its three-class configured, state of the art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the new route which seats eight passengers in first class, 42 in business, and 310 in economy class.

“With the opening of this service, Emirates will enhance its Southeast Asia offering and offer more choices for travelers in Myanmar and Vietnam,” said Adnan Kazim, Divisional Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Revenue Optimization at Emirates.

The new flight to Myanmar will be the first for Emirates. Previously, Myanmar said it would like to have 7.5 million tourist arrivals into the country. Yangon, the country’s largest city, has seen an increase in foreign tourist arrivals, in particular for eco-tourism and the strong history present in the city.

Emirates’ flight to Hanoi will be the airline’s second passenger service to Vietnam. The airline has served Ho Chi Minh City since 2012 and has served Hanoi since 2013 with its cargo subsidiary, Emirates SkyCargo.

The Schedule

Flight # Departure Arrival
EK388 Dubai (DXB) 02:50 Yangon (RGN)11:05
EK388 Yangon (RGN) 12:35 Hanoi (HAN) 14:35
EK389 Hanoi (HAN) 22:50 Yangon (RGN) 00:20 (+1)
EK389 Yangon (RGN) 01:50 Dubai (DXB) 05:05

*All times local

Timings of the new service have been scheduled to allow customers to conveniently connect to 39 cities in Europe, 16 in the Middle East, and more destinations across the Emirates route network, including Africa and the Americas.


  • Tyler has been an aviation enthusiast for as long as he can remember and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Administration with a minor in Social Media Marketing from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. His preferred airline is United and his favorite aircraft is the Boeing 777 and 757. Tyler has his fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo and is unlikely to be seen without Starbucks in his hand. He is also an avid plane spotter. Tyler always has a smile on his face and his eyes pointed skyward.

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