Preparations are underway for Emirates' new daily service between Dubai and Zagreb set to launch on June 1. The carrier is currently in the process of opening its representative office in the Croatian capital and selecting local airport staff. On April 10, tour agents will undergo Emirates' Product Training in Zagreb, while the same workshop will be held in Ljubljana a day later. The Emirati carrier anticipates strong interest from Slovenian travellers for its upcoming service. It previously told EX-YU Aviation News, "We are still working on our strategy for the market, but have noticed already a keen interest from travellers from the Far East". Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori, has forecast an average cabin load factor of between 70% and 80% between the two cities on its 364-seat Boeing 777-300 aircraft that will operate the route.