Emirates will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, from June 1st, 2017.
The new south-east European destination will be served by an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft, the only wide-body service operating to/from Zagreb.
“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.” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates executive vice president.
“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,” added Antinori.
From the perspective of trade and commerce, the whole south-east Europe region will now be more accessible to businesses in the Middle East and beyond, an area previously unreached by an Emirates route.
Emirates’ daily 777 service will also offer up to 16 tonnes of cargo per flight, opening up access to more global markets for Croatian exports, and to support trade.