Emirates has announced its 39th destination in Europe – Croatia – with the airline introducing a scheduled daily flight between Dubai and Zagreb (on a three-class Boeing 777-300ER) this week.
In preparation for the launch, Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman Airport recently opened an impressive new passenger terminal, with modern, eye-catching design and passenger-friendly layout and facilities. At the gate which will be used by Emirates’ Boeing 777, there is a connecting airbridge especially installed for wide-body aircraft, allowing travellers the convenience of boarding and disembarking directly from/into the terminal. The project represents one of the largest capital investments in Croatia in recent years, with a spend of over 300 million Euros.
The new Zagreb flight is expected to boost the growing tourism demand for Croatia from around the Emirates network, especially the Middle East and Asia Pacific and also offer a convenient option for visiting friends and relatives travelling in from Australia and New Zealand. In just the month of June alone, Emirates has received bookings for flights to Zagreb from passengers originating from no fewer than 36 different countries around the world.
Scheduled flight times: EK129 departs Dubai at 08:15hours and arrives in Zagreb at 12:20hours local time. The return flight EK130 departs Zagreb at 15:35hours and arrives in Dubai at 23:05hours same day.