Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović – a senior journalist at The Dubrovnik Times. Born and raised in Dubrovnik, Ivana (or Smile as she is known to all) graduated Media Studies from the University of Dubrovnik. A book worm, coffee addict and want-to-be world traveller Ivana brings her unique local insight, connections and general optimistic and well smiley feel to the Times.

Email: ivana@thedubrovniktimes.com

FlyDubai, a company that closely links its business to Emirates, will not fly on a seasonal route to Dubrovnik this year – Croatian Aviation reports.

The company previously announced the operation of its B737-800 aircraft on the Dubai-Dubrovnik route twice a week during this summer season, but all flights have been canceled until the end of the summer flight schedule and the company does not intend to launch them this year.

-Considering that many tourists from Asia came to Dubrovnik with this line, which are almost non-existent in our country this year, the cancellation of this line is a logical step of the company – Croatian Aviation explains.

FlyDubai operates on the Dubai-Zagreb route during the winter schedule, instead of Emirates. After Emirates canceled all flights on this route for this year, FlyDubai should operate on the same line from the end of October this year. As Croatian Aviation finds out, FlyDubai has not yet made a final decision on whether this line will operate in the winter flight schedule, and there is a possibility of its cancellation, which would leave Zagreb without a direct connection with Dubai after many years.

Trio Eusebius, consisting of violinist Eva Sulic, cellist Tonka Javorovic and pianist David Vukovic will perform as part of the 71st Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Friday, July 24th at 9.30 pm in the atrium of the Rector's Palace and bring works of Dubravko Detoni, Dmitri Shostakovich and Maurice Ravel.

The first festival performance of this young piano trio, which was founded in 2017 at the Music Academy in Zagreb, brings the musical work of Dubravko Detoni They call me Tryor. The composition was made in Dubrovnik in 1996 at the instigation of the Orlando Trio, which premiered it in Zagreb, a year later, at the composer's birthday concert. The composition was already in the program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in 2012 when it was performed by the Zagreb trio, and in addition to the composition for piano, violin and cello, it can often be heard in the composition for piano, flute and saxophone.

It is interesting that the Trio Eusebius in 2019 at the 16th International Competition of Young Music Artists Ferdo Livadic won the Ferdo Livadic Award for best artistic personality and the award of the City of Samobor and the Croatian Society of Composers for the best performance of Croatian composer Dubravka Detoni. The concert repertoire then includes the Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano by Dmitry Shostakovich, a composition that is considered one of the most significant works of chamber music of the 20th century. The four-part Piano Trio in A minor by French composer Maurice Ravel is the only piano trio written by this composer, and the Eusebius Trio dedicates the second part of its festival concert to it.

Tickets for the concert are available through the festival website www.dubrovnik-festival.hr or the service www.ulaznice.hr and at the box office in the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1).

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has adjusted its business to the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for the prevention of COVID-19 disease, and the audience is asked to adhere to them.

EasyJet returned to Split at the beginning of July with six international flights, from the end of this month to Dubrovnik, Zadar and Pula, and in August it will significantly increase the number of destinations and weekly flights to Croatian airports – Croatian Aviation reports, brining the list of all the lines.

Lines to Zadar

• line Zadar - Amsterdam continues to operate 2 times a week,
• line Zadar - Basel continues to operate 3 times a week,
• line Zadar - Berlin continues to operate 1 week,
• line Zadar - London Luton continues to operate 2 times a week,
• the line Zadar - London Gatwick is introduced, from July 25th, twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays).

Lines to Pula

• line Pula - Amsterdam continues to operate 2 times a week,
• line Pula - Basel from August will operate 2 times a week,
• line Pula - Berlin continues to operate once week,
• line Pula - London Luton from August will operate 3 times a week,
• the line Pula - Bristol is introduced, from August 1, 2 times a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays),
• the line Pula - Liverpool is introduced, from August 2, 2 times a week (Wednesdays and Sundays),
• The line Pula - London Gatwick is introduced, from August 1 the line will operate 4 times a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays).

Lines to Dubrovnik

• line Dubrovnik - Amsterdam from August 2 will operate 4 times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays),
• line Dubrovnik - Edinburgh will operate once a week,
• the line Dubrovnik - London Gatwick will operate daily,
• line Dubrovnik - London Luton from August 1 will operate once weekly (Saturday), from August 20 the second weekly flight is added, on Wednesdays,
• line Dubrovnik - Manchester will operate 2 times a week,
• line Milan - Dubrovnik will operate 2 times a week,
• the line Dubrovnik - Basel is introduced, one flight weekly through August,
• the line Dubrovnik - Belfast is introduced, from August 2, twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays),
• the line Dubrovnik - Bristol is introduced, from August 2, 3 times a week (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays),
• the line Dubrovnik - Geneva is introduced, from August 1, once a week (Saturday),
• The Dubrovnik - Paris Orly line is introduced, from August 4, 3 times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays).

Lines to Split

• the line Split - Amsterdam will operate 6 times a week from August,
• the line Split - Basel will operate daily from August,
• the line Split - Berlin continues to operate daily,
• the line Split - Geneva continues to operate through August,
• the line Split - London Gatwick will operate daily from July 27,
• the line Split - London Luton from July 22 will operate daily,
• line Split - Lyon continues to operate in August, 3 times a week,
• line Split - Manchester continues to operate through August 3 times a week,
• the line Split - Naples continues to operate through August,
• the line Split - Paris continues to operate through August,
• the line Split - Bristol is introduced, from August 1, 5 times a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays),
• the Split - Glasgow line is introduced, from August 2, twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays),
• the line Split - London Stansted is introduced, from August 1, 4 times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays),
• The line Split - Paris Orly is introduced, from July 24, twice a week. From August 3 flights a week (Mondays, Fridays and Sundays) – Croatian Aviation reports.

Eurowings re-established traffic to Croatia in May, and since then it has been increasing the number of weekly flights and routes to Croatian airports every month. Compared to this month, when Eurowings operates 23 weeks of flights to Croatia, from August there will be 9 more, a total of 32 – Croatian Aviation reports. 

Most lines, as usual, will be from six German destinations to Split Airport:
line Hamburg - Split, instead of the previous two, three flights a week (Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays),
line Stuttgart - Split, instead of the previous two, four flights a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays),
line Dusseldorf - Split, instead of the previous three, five flights a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, Saturdays twice a day),
line Cologne - Split, instead of the previous five, four flights a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays),
the Hanover - Split line is reintroduced, once a week, every Saturday, from August 1st,
the Berlin - Split line is reintroduced, once a week, every Saturday, from 1st of August too.

As for Zagreb Airport, it will continue to be connected to two destinations, Cologne and Stuttgart, but the number of weekly flights on both routes will increase:
line Cologne - Zagreb, instead of the previous three, four flights a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays),
line Stuttgart - Zagreb, instead of the previous two, four flights a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays).

The lines Dusseldorf - Pula, Hamburg - Rijeka and Cologne - Zadar will continue to operate as in July, with one flight per week. Two already existing lines to Rijeka and Zadar will operate more often than in July:
line Dusseldorf - Rijeka, instead of the current one flight, will operate twice a week (Saturdays and Sundays),
line Stuttgart - Zadar, instead of the previous two, will fly three times a week (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays).

The line to Osijek is being re-introduced, and it will also be the only regular international line from this airport. The Stuttgart - Osijek line will operate once a week, every Sunday, from August 2nd, on the A319 aircraft.

According to Croatian Aviation, Eurowings didn't announce traffic to Dubrovnik, so this airport is the only one in Croatia according to which this company has not yet announced the re-establishment of regular traffic.

The world-famous pizza company Domino’s Pizza will soon open the doors of its first branch in Croatia - Poslovni.hr writes.

The location of the first pizzeria is in Kneza Mislava Street across from the Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb, and the arrival of the global leader in pizza delivery, which has more than 16,300 branches in more than 85 countries, is due to the company All about pizza.

AsPoslovni.hr reports, the company's director Mihael Sviben and his business partner Nils David Gornall have been working on the development of this business venture for more than two years. The tradition of this American company dates back to 1960, and the first Zagreb branch will start operating on Monday, July 27th.

Recently, the police has recorded a number of frauds through the Facebook page "TOOLKITS SETS", where unknown perpetrators advertise the sale of work tools. Communication takes place via Facebook Messenger in which perpetrators require people to send them their personal information, credit card information and card control number in order to be able to charge for the tool they sell. 

After the persons send all the requested data, the perpetrators use personal data and card data by withdrawing all the money from the cards or using the cards for payments at bookmakers outside the Republic of Croatia, thus damaging persons for large sums of money.

-We warn citizens not to fall for fraud via the Facebook page "TOOLKITS SETS", and not to share their personal data and payment card data with unknown persons and unauthorized stores – the Croatian Ministry of the Interior wrote.

After five days of negotiations, the leaders of the member states reached an agreement on an EU recovery plan worth 750 billion euros and a seven-year budget of 1074 billion euros.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic shared the news in the early morning hours on his Twitter account.

-The meeting of EUCO is over. We have adopted the NextGenerationEU and EUBudget for the next seven years. We are bringing 22 billion euros to Croatia, which is a guarantee of a quick economic recovery and further balanced development of the country! – Plenkovic wrote at 5:30 am.

The traditional performances of the Folklore Ensemble Lindo will be held on the 71st Dubrovnik Summer Festival, on Wednesday, July 22nd and next Friday, July 31st, starting at 9.30 pm in Gradac Park.

For this year's two festival performances, Lindo has prepared a diverse and interesting program, adapted to epidemiological recommendations. The performance includes podkolo - Konavle wedding dance that is danced in a semicircle, and performed accompanied by lijerica, just like lindo dance. There will also be a dance from the island of Susak, a dance characteristic for this small island in the northern Adriatic, known for its short and colorful women's costumes and this dance exactly. After a graceful performance of old Split dances, the evening will be concluded with the always interesting bunjevacko kolo. The program is complemented by musical performances by the orchestra, vocal gruop and choir of the ensemble.

The folklore ensemble Lindo has been an indispensable part of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival program since 1967, and its traditional festival performances, which testify to and celebrate the richness of Croatia's intangible heritage, are always gladly visited by both foreign and domestic audiences. Tickets are available through the festival website www.dubrovnik-festival.hr or the service www.ulaznice.hr and at the box office in the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1).

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has adjusted its business to the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for the prevention of COVID-19 disease, and the audience is asked to adhere to them.

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