Emirates very confident about the new Dubai to Zagreb route, and a famous first passenger revealed, reports ExYuAviation on March 13, 2017.
The arrival of Emirates with a direct connection from Dubai to the new-look Zagreb Airport from June 1 has added a new dimension to the possibilities of long-haul tourism to Croatia.
A very informative piece from the ever-reliable ExYuAviation website, including lots of information on the confidence of Emirates management that Zagreb will have strong load factors, as well as a nice nugget of information, which will certainly help with the branding of this route as more upmarket.
As Emirates are sponsors of Real Madrid, a certain star football from Croatia will be the first passenger on the flight on June 1:
“The Chief Commercial Officer noted that the introduction of flights to Zagreb makes strong business sense. He added that as sponsors of the Real Madrid football club, the first passenger on board Emirates’ service between Zagreb and Dubai will be midfielder and captain of the Croatian national team Luka Modrić.”