Emirates delays Zagreb return for July


Emirates has pushed back the resumption of its daily seasonal service between Dubai and Zagreb from May 1 until July 1 as a result of the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak. Emirates has published a tentative schedule outlining its operations for the coming months. The airline is expected to resume the majority of its services, albeit at a reduced frequency, from late May and early June. Starting July, flights to Zagreb will be maintained on a daily basis with the carrier’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which has the capacity to seat 354 passengers. Further changes remain possible.

Following a two-week grounding, Emirates has recently begun operating special repatriation flights from Dubai to London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich. The airline is in talks to raise billions of dollars in loans, on top of Dubai’s state bailout. The carrier is reaching out to local and international banks about the funding that will be in addition to the undisclosed amount of financial aid from the government. One of the options being discussed are bilateral loans, which are cheaper, can be agreed quickly and done in smaller tranches compared with syndicated facilities. No final decisions about the borrowing have been made.

Emirates’ partner, Flydubai, which maintains services to Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Tivat, Sarajevo and Skopje, has said it will resume regular services “when the time is right”, and for the time being will continue to run flights for repatriation purposes. "We look forward to resuming our operations when the time is right and we are working closely with the authorities", Chief Commercial Officer, Hamad Obaidalla, said in a statement. Flydubai has operated a repatriation flight to Zagreb over the past weeks, in order for passengers to continue their journeys onwards on Croatia Airlines flights, as well as a number of cargo-only services to Podgorica.

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  1. Anonymous09:04

    This route will depend primarily on when the coast opens. It also doesn't help that it depends on Asian tourists

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  2. Anonymous09:07

    I fear it might not restart at all this year.

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  3. Anonymous09:07

    :(

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  4. Anonymous09:10

    I doubt FZ will fly Dubrovnik and Tivat this year.

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  5. Anonymous09:16

    I hope it restarts in July. Too bad EK doesn't have smaller capacity planes.

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    1. They might fly by Flydubai before July

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    2. Anonymous13:34

      I hope so

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  6. Anonymous09:18

    von der Leyen (Pres. of EU Comission) just said that people should wait with booking their summer holidays

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    1. Anonymous13:34

      The authority of the commission has been so diminished during this crisis that I don't know who is going to listen to them anymore.

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  7. Anonymous09:57

    In the end they will just switch to operating the route with FZ. This route has been constantly downgraded since subsidies expired. I see no other way forward unless ZAG or Croatia become generous overnight.

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  8. Anonymous10:04

    If expo goes ahead, there will be a lot of demand for Dubai in Q4.

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    1. Anonymous12:45

      Expo delayed by one year... now in October 2021

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    2. Anonymous13:50

      It has not been postponed. On 21st April they will discuss the possibility of postponing and for when.

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  9. Anonymous10:05

    and Korean for september....

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    1. Anonymous10:06

      KE is grounded until 15.10 so I doubt they'll come as well.

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    2. Anonymous13:39

      ^ Please stop making things up. Korean Air is not not grounded until 15.10. Korean Air is actually in operation and flying. The Zagreb route is cancelled until June
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/03/korean-air-extends-zagreb-suspension.html

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    3. Anonymous14:10

      Yeah KE is sending 70% of its staff on paid leave until October and you still thinkZAG is coming back. I think they have much bigger priorities.

      https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2020&no=367775

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    4. Anonymous14:11

      I'm not saying ZAG will come back, I said you posted complete misinformation by claiming they are grounded and will not fly until October.

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    5. Anonymous14:13

      With 70% of their workforce out you really think they will be flying?! LOL!!!

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    6. Anonymous14:14

      "KE is grounded until 15.10"

      Lie. Simple as that.

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    7. Anonymous14:15

      Anonymous 13:39:
      No. According to the currect schedule, Korean will start the ICN-ZAG in september, with a 787.

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    8. Anonymous14:16

      I don't know what your "correct" schedule is. According to the airline's schedule it is in June. I will tend to believe the airline.
      https://www.koreanair.com/content/dam/koreanair/Global/Documents/about/corona19/4%EC%9B%94%20%EC%BD%94%EB%A1%9C%EB%82%9819%20%EB%B9%84%EC%9A%B4%ED%95%AD%20%EB%B0%8F%20%EA%B0%90%ED%8E%B8%20%ED%98%84%ED%99%A9(%EA%B3%B5%EC%A7%80)_0410_1600%20-%20ENG.pdf

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    9. Anonymous16:01

      They probably still didn't upload the changes. Wait a few days.

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    10. Anonymous19:29

      Anonymous 14:16:
      Yes, but not bookable, only from september.

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  10. Anonymous10:06

    No surprise, these airlines rely almost exclusively on inbound demand which is gone now.

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  11. Anonymous10:19

    So what's ZAG's strategy going forward? Frequencies and flights will be cut left and right so soon their list of clients won't be as impressive as it was until before corona. Could we finally see LCCs in ZAG?

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    1. Anonymous10:30

      We will not see LCCs. What we will see is even more protectionism of OU which will become even more important for the airport.

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  12. Anonymous10:20

    Just forget for this year's flights.

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  13. Anonymous10:27

    They should cancel it altogether.

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    1. Anonymous10:29

      If demand doesn't pick up for July then I don't see what's the point of flying after that. They should bring FZ for this year. That should be the right capacity.

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    2. Anonymous13:33

      I also think there is a good chance that Flydubai could take over for this year considering the diminished demand.

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  14. Anonymous13:35

    If EK had the right aircraft we would see them much more in the region and this route could have been year round.

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  15. Anonymous13:36

    It makes sense considering this route largely depends on tourists from Australia and the east.

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    1. Anonymous13:37

      True. Australia has said it won't recommend international travel for its citizens for around a year and that people should focus on local tourism.

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    2. Anonymous13:43

      Well that has more to do with them wanting to stimulate the local economy which makes sense. Australia has everything all year round. Beaches, skiing, sunshine, winter tourism. Smart thinking.

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  16. Anonymous13:44

    At least now we are talking about flight resumption. Good to see Emirates has brought forward most routes from July to June. Pity about Zagreb but I'm sure they will be back. And like someone said, it is possible they deploy Flydubai before July.

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  17. Anonymous15:57

    Whoever is from Croatia knows how badly this whole corona thing was handled. So many wrong steps especially now around Easter. This will not end soon so we are delaying our own summer season! I hope people start taking it seriously.

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    1. Anonymous20:36

      I think you've been misinformed my friend. Croatia has strictest response to coronavirus in the world according to Oxford Universety. Acting swiftly and decisively in the fight to combat the spread of coronavirus has seen Croatia as the leading country in the world in terms of measures introduced according to a new study from Oxford University.

      www.bsg.ox.ac.uk

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    2. Anonymous23:02

      Bahaha I am a Croat and you obviously dont live here XD first of all there is a lot of mess and seems like religious people did not get a few memos these days :D

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  18. Anonymous20:28

    Big problems for tourism this year are to be expected :
    In Germany it is rumoured about summer holidays getting cancelled because companies want the time people dont go to work to be declared as paid holidays . Also schools are expected to be reopened in summer .
    Von der Leyens declaration should be a warning ...

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