KARACHI - Etihad Airways has announced its plans to launch daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s commercial capital and most populous city, in October 2013, says a press release.It will be Etihad Airways’ sixth online destination within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, joining Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore. In conjunction with its partner airlines, the new Ho Chi Minh City service extends Etihad Airways’ total flight network reach to 21 ASEAN destinations.Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan 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.”