A latest announcement from UAE airline Etihad Airways that this air corporation is planning to open direct route between Ho Chi Minh City and UAE in October 2013.
If implemented, HCMC will be the 6th destination in Southeast Asia that Etihad flies to, with prior routes including Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Manila (Philippines) and Singapore.
This is considered a response of Etihad to the rising demand of both air travelers from UAE and Vietnam. The route is also supposed to strengthen commercial relationship between the two countries. However, Etihad Airways has not yet reveal official information about these flights, including schedules and fare.
Etihad Airways is an international airline established in 2003 and based in Abu Dhabi (UAE). The airline is regarded as one of the largest airlines in UAE and Middle East Region, as well as the world with its fleet of 52 airplanes which flying to 65 destinations all over the world.