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Emirates prepares for Zagreb launch

Emirates is preparing for the launch of its scheduled daily flight between Dubai and Zagreb. This new connectivity will expand the airline’s network and strengthen ties between the UAE and Croatia.

The new service will commence to Zagreb next week, which sees Croatia become the airline’s 39th destination in Europe. Catering to both business and leisure travellers, the route will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER offering eight private suites in first class, 42 in business class and 310 seats in economy.

The new Zagreb flight is expected to boost growing tourism demand for Croatia from around the Emirates network, especially the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In just the month of June, Emirates has received bookings for flights to Zagreb from passengers originating from no fewer than 36 different countries around the world.

In preparation for the launch, Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman Airport recently opened a new passenger terminal and passenger-friendly layout and facilities. At the gate which will be used by Emirates’ Boeing 777, there is a connecting air-bridge especially installed for wide-body aircraft. The project represents one of the largest capital investments in Croatia in recent years, with spend of over 300 million Euros.

The new service will have EK129 departs Dubai at 08:15hours and arriving in Zagreb at 12:20hours local time. The return flight EK130 will depart Zagreb at 15:35hours and arrive in Dubai at 23:05hours same day.