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FlyDubai instead of Emirates next summer at Zagreb Airport!

As we were the first to announce, Emirates withdrew from Zagreb in the long run. The partner low-cost company, FlyDubai, was supposed to operate regular flights to Zagreb this winter, but that will not happen.

However, FlyDubai will resume traffic between Dubai and Zagreb with the start of the summer flight schedule, from March 31st, 2021. This company will thus replace the well-known Emirates, which due to the impact of the pandemic temporarily gave up the route to Zagreb and will not operate on it in 2021.


FlyDubai will make its first flight to Zagreb on March 31st, 2021, and will operate four times a week on this route through April and May, every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From four flights per week to daily operations during the high season 2021.!

From the beginning of June, FlyDubai will operate daily between Dubai and Zagreb, until September 5th next year.

The number of weekly flights from September 6th will be reduced to four (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) by the end of October. This is the framework plan of this well-known company, but it was also to be expected that FlyDubai would return to Zagreb and replace Emirates, which estimates that there will not be enough demand for their wide-body aircraft in Zagreb next year.

FlyDubai will operate on the Zagreb - Dubai route with narrow-body aircraft type B737-800, and in the summer flight schedule of 2021. it plans to perform 164 return flights!

Over 57 thousand seats available between Zagreb and Dubai in summer schedule 2021.

This low-cost company will offer more than 57,000 seats between Dubai and Zagreb in the summer flight schedule, which is significantly less than in 2019, when Emirates operated on this route with a B777-300ER wide-body aircraft with approx. 358 seats per flight (in 2019, more than 152 thousand seats were available on this route, so the number of seats offered in 2021. will be lower by over 60% compared to 2019.

Apart from the less capacity, the Dubai - Zagreb route will no longer have a first-class offer for which Emirates is world-famous, and the number of business and economy class seats offered will be drastically reduced. Nevertheless, the return of FlyDubai to Zagreb will enable Emirates passengers to continue their journey to Zagreb with a partner company, which is very important for the market's recovery next year.


Return at Dubrovnik Airport

FlyDubai plans to return to its second destination in Croatia - Dubrovnik. The Dubai - Dubrovnik route should operate from May 13th, twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. From June 25th, the company plans to add a third weekly flight (Fridays), and scheduled flights are announced until the end of September next year.

We remind you that neither FlyDubai nor Emirates operated regular flights to Croatian airports this year due to the impact of global pandemic, but given that the market is expected to recover next year, Dubrovnik and Zagreb have returned to the FlyDubai network.

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