Wizz Air Abu Dhabi reveals October 1 launch date

Budget carrier has announced initial flights schedule to six destinations

The budget airline has announced that it will base two brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has revealed plans to start operating flights from the UAE capital from October 1

The budget airline, which is 51 percent owned by Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company, has announced that it will base two brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with flights scheduled to six destinations for launch.

This includes Kutaisi, Odesa, Alexandria, Athens, Larnaca and Yerevan.

József Váradi, chairman of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and CEO of Wizz Air Group, said: “This announcement is the first step of a long and much awaited journey as we are dedicated to developing our presence in Abu Dhabi, contributing to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversity strategy while offering ever more affordable travel opportunities on our low fare network.”

Budapest-based Wizz Air offers more than 700 routes from 25 bases, connecting 155 destinations across 45 countries, with a fleet of 120 aircraft, made up of A320s and A321s.

The new airline, the group’s first outside Europe, will focus on establishing routes to markets in which Wizz Air has existing, high growth operations – central and eastern and western Europe.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is the seventh airline to operate from the UAE after Emirates airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, Flydubai, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi and the new, as yet unnamed, airline planned to operate from Ras Al Khaimah.

Shareef Al Hashmi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are delighted to welcome Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi International Airport. With the addition of the new airline, the number of destinations and connections passengers are able to access through Abu Dhabi continues to grow, demonstrating our commitment to enhancing our network and placing our customers first.”

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