flydubai to fly to Zagreb in 2021 instead of Emirates
- by croatiaweek
- in Travel
ZAGREB, 18 December 2020 – flydubai will resume traffic between Dubai and Zagreb from March 31st, 2021. The airline will replace Emirates, who due to the impact of the pandemic announced they would not fly to Zagreb 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, Croatian Aviation reported today.
From the beginning of June, flydubai will operate daily between Dubai and Zagreb until September 5th, 2021.
The number of weekly flights from September 6th will be reduced to four (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) until the end of October.
“This is the framework plan, 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,” Croatian Aviation writes.
flydubai will operate on the Zagreb – Dubai route with narrow-body aircraft B737-800, and in the summer flight schedule of 2021, it plans to perform 164 return flights.
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 (more than 152 thousand seats were available on this route in 2019).
Apart from 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.
flydubai also 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.