Emirates Airline has announced plans to launch a daily service from Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam, starting August 3.
Using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the new route will strengthen Emirates’ network of destinations in Southeast Asia, the Dubai-based carrier said in a statement.
The new service will expand the airline’s network in Southeast Asia to 12 cities - including Cebu and Clark in the Philippines which start on March 30 - in seven countries when operations start in August.
Yangon is Myanmar’s commercial capital and largest city with a population of 7.2 million. Since the opening up of tourism in the country, Myanmar has continued to witness an increase in foreign tourist arrivals, in particular attracting those interested in eco-tourism or the country’s many historical temples. Yangon welcomed 1.1 million tourists in 2014, an increase of 25 percent compared to the previous year.