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Emirates SkyCargo announced the launch of a passenger service to Ho Chi Minh City that will use the 240-tonne weekly bellyhold capacity of the aircraft to carry cargo between the city, Dubai, and more than 120 other destinations.

Ho Chi Minh City will become the 14th Emirates SkyCargo point in the Far East to operate on the carrier’s trade lanes to points throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America.

The company has used partner carriers to transport freight from Vietnam since 2005. With the new service, it will use the 17-tonne cargo hold of the wide-body Airbus 330-200 operating on the route to serve the import and export industry of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, the company said in a statement.

Ram Menen, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president for cargo, said Vietnam is “enjoying a period of growth and by facilitating international trade with businesses in the 73 countries we operate to, Emirates SkyCargo looks forward to helping it build on this momentum and become even stronger.”

Ho Chi Minh City is one of 12 destinations being added to the carrier’s network in 2012, as the carrier awaits the delivery of the 230-plus aircraft it has on order.

The daily passenger service begins on June 4 with a nonstop flight departing Dubai International Airport and arriving at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

“From Octobers 28, trade will receive another boost when a Boeing 777-300ER takes over, providing an additional 80 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity,” the company stated.


Photo: Emirates SkyCargo

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