To base 2 new Airbus A321neo aircraft at AUH
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates has announced that it will base two state-of-the-art brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft and start 6 highly anticipated routes from Abu Dhabi on 1 October 2020.
Tickets are already on the Wizz Air website and the airline’s mobile app.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the joint-venture established between ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, and Wizz Air Holdings Plc, has just received national carrier status from the UAE government subject to meeting regulatory standards prior to starting operations.
With a fleet composed of Airbus A321neo aircraft, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will have the lowest environmental footprint and the lowest cost base among its competitors in the region. The airline’s initial route network includes Alexandria, Athens, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan.
The highly refined and efficient low fare – low cost business model of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi aims at creating travel demand through market stimulation, generating growth for the tourism and service industries as well as contributing to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversity.
The announcement adds an annual capacity of 350,000 seats to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. 4 additional ultra-modern Airbus A321neo aircraft will be allocated in the first 6 months of operations. The route network planned on these aircraft will be announced in due course.
Together with the start of sales, the airline is also launching its Arabic website and Arabic mobile app to allow for its distinguished Arabic speaking passengers to easily search for and book tickets online.
The airline has introduced a range of enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure the health and safety of its passengers and crew.
József Váradi, Chairman of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and CEO of Wizz Air Group said: “I am delighted to announce the initial network of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and reconfirm the start of its operations on 1 October.
"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.
"We much appreciate the support we have been given by the government, its affiliated organizations and our local business partners in Abu Dhabi."
Shareef Al Hashmi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, commented: "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.”