Dubai airline Emirates has announced plans to begin daily flights to the Croatian capital Zagreb later this year.
The airline said the new Boeing 777-300 service to Franjo Tuđman (Pleso) International Airport would begin from June 1.
It first began its commercial presence in Croatia in 2003.
“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’ EVP and CCO.
Flight EK129 will depart Dubai at 8:15am and arrive in Zagreb at 12:20pm.
Return journey EK130 will depart Zagreb at 3:35pm and arrive in Dubai at 11:05pm.
Emirates will offer 12 first class, 42 business class and 310 economy class seats on each flight with 16 tonnes of cargo.
The airline said it expected the new daily service to benefit travellers in neighbouring Slovenia and regions of Hungary and Austria.
Emirates also recently announced plans to serve its Narita route with an Airbus A380.