Etihad Airways will begin Ho Chi Minh City services from 1 October 2013 making Vietnam Etihad’s 6th ASEAN destination.
Current timetables on the Etihad Airways site indicate show the following details for the flight
|Abu Dhabi (AHU)||Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||EY441||0830hrs||1835hrs|
|Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||Abu Dhabi (AHU)||EY440||1950hrs||0050 hrs +1|
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to announce the introduction of Ho Chi Minh City to the Etihad Airways’ global flight network. Like our home-base of Abu Dhabi, it is a vibrant, culturally rich and expanding city popular with business and leisure travellers.
“The route will be ideal to carry passengers and cargo point to point from the United Arab Emirates, as well as from Etihad Airways destinations across the Middle East, Europe, and North and South America.”
His Excellency Tran Ngoc Thach, Ambassador of Vietnam to the UAE, said, “I believe that Etihad’s direct flights to Vietnam will contribute to improving understanding between the two peoples of Viet Nam and the UAE. More and more tourists will come to Viet Nam and a greater number of tourists will come to the UAE. They will also help to increase trade and tourism between our two countries for the benefit of the people and countries.”
Eithad Airways Ho Chi Minh City Service will be operated by a 2 class Airbus A330-200 with 22 Pearl Business Class seats and 240 Coral Economy Class Seats.