Dubai-based flydubai’s first flight touched down on April 11 in Dubrovnik (DBV). On board the flight there was a delegation of representatives from the airline together with members of the media and social media. The delegation was met by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism of Mr. Tonči Glavina, the Managing Director of Dubrovnik Airport, Frano Luetić, the airlines’ representative in Croatia, Predrag Popovic and the Country Manager, Austria and Croatia for Emirates Martin Gross. On arrival, the inaugural flight was met with a traditional water cannon salute.
flydubai will operate Dubrovnik as a seasonal summer route, offering four flights a week between April 10 and October 25, 2018. With the launch of flights to Krakow in Poland on April 8 and the upcoming launch of flights in June to Catania in Italy and to Thessaloniki in Greece, flydubai’s route network in Europe will reach 26 points with 135 weekly flights.
Emirates will codeshare on this route as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership announced in July 2017. For bookings under the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in Business and Economy classes. With the partnership, passengers from the hundreds of destinations spanning six continents in over 80 countries will have an opportunity to travel to Dubrovnik via Dubai.