Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced plans to further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia from June 1, reports arabianbusiness.com.
The new southeast European destination will be served by an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft, the only wide-body service operating to/from Zagreb, which offers 12 lie-flat seats in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 310 seats in Economy Class, the airline said in a statement adding that it 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.
“Emirates has had a commercial presence in Croatia since 2003, so to launch full operations is a natural progression. 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,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
He said the country is a popular destination for business and leisure travel from around the world, in particular with tourists from Far Eastern destinations like South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, plus Australia.