Emirates has reiterated it currently has no plans to directly serve any cities in the former Yugoslavia. Speaking at a recent event organised by the Austro British Chamber, the airline's Area Manager for Austria, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Martin Gross, said, "We have very close cooperation with Flydubai for the Serbian, Slovenian and Croatian markets which are also managed by us here in Vienna. Flydubai is expanding and operates to Belgrade, Skopje and Sarajevo. Although all major cities have potential to be included in the Emirates network, there are currently no specific plans for this", Mr Gross said. Speaking to EX-YU Aviation News last month, the Area Manager noted that Serbia and Slovenia are the strongest selling markets for Emirates within the former Yugoslavia.