Low-cost airline flydubai could introduce flights in 2018 from Dubai to Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik Airport confirmed it is negotiating with flydubai for the introduction of flights from its hub in the United Arab Emirates next year, EX-YU Aviation News reports.
flydubai’s Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations, Jeyhun Efendi, told EX-YU Aviation News last week that the carrier will unveil a number of new seasonal European routes for next summer within a month’s time, one of which could be Dubrovnik on Croatia’s southern coast.
“The service is expected to operate up to four times per week and will mark the first time the two cities have been linked with nonstop flights,” the report says.
The service would meet the growing demand from tourists visiting the Croatian coast from the east.
flydubai has a wide-ranging codeshare and partnership agreement with Emirates, allowing passengers to book their trip with both airlines via Dubai on a single ticket. Emirates introduced a service to Zagreb last summer for the first time.
Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has created a network of more than 95 destinations in 44 countries and opened up 67 new routes that previously had no direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from the city.