Emirates have announced that they will further postpone their flights between Zagreb and Dubai this year. This is the third time that the airline has pushed back flights this summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic, firstly to July, then back to August and now they have stated that flights will resume in September, reports Croatian Aviation.
This is yet another blow for Croatia’s tourism industry and especially the capital that had built up a head of steam as a rising tourist destination. According to the airline’s website tickets are available for the Dubai to Zagreb route and connections will be four times a week from the 1st of September, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Although there is also speculation that Emirates will avoid Croatia altogether this summer. As Croatian Aviation states “Considering that Emirates turned the Zagreb route into a seasonal one earlier, and that the partner FlyDubai operates between Dubai and Zagreb in the winter flight schedule, the chance that Emirates will return to Zagreb this summer are small. According to the plan, the already mentioned FlyDubai should take over this route from the end of October.”