Emirates to launch daily flights to Croatia
Emirates is set to introduce daily flights from Dubai to the Croatian capital Zagreb from 1 June.
The new southeast European destination will be served by an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft, the only wide-body service operating to/from Zagreb.
Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said: “Emirates has had a commercial presence in Croatia since 2003, so to launch full operations is a natural progression. Emirates is pleased to have this opportunity to add such a picturesque destination to our global route network.
“We look forward to working with our partners and stakeholders in Croatia to provide our world-renowned service to our customers on our young, modern fleet of aircraft,” he said.
“We are also committed to our contribution to growing the trade and tourism flows between Croatia and Dubai, as well as encouraging incoming tourism from the Middle East and Asia Pacific, where Emirates operates 45 destinations.”
The new route opens an exciting new region for Emirates’ passengers to explore. The city itself is steeped in culture and history, with an abundance of charming pavement cafes and restaurants to be enjoyed during the spring and summer months. Located in the northwest of the country, the capital city also offers easy access to the mountains and national parks.
The country is a popular destination for business and leisure travel from around the world, in particular with tourists from Far Eastern destinations such as South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, plus Australia. The favourable flight times offered on Emirates’ new service will make travelling to Zagreb from these markets a more seamless and enjoyable experience.
The new flights will not only benefit travellers in Croatia, but also those in neighbouring Slovenia and even the southern regions of Hungary and Austria making it more convenient to travel with Emirates to Dubai and beyond.