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Wizz Air Announces Launch of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Next October With Two Based Aircraft and Six Routes

Wizz Air announced on Monday that they will Launch Wizz Air Abu Dhabi on October 1st, 2020. The new carrier will start with two Abu Dhabi-based Airbus A321s and initially offer six destinations including Alexandria, Athens, Kutaisi, Larnaca Odesa and Yerevan.


Wizz Air Airbus A321 - Courtesy Wizz Air

On Monday, Wizz Air announced that the start of their new subsidiary, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, would occur on October 1st, 2020. The airline will launch with two brand new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neos at their Abu Dhabi base, initially offering routes to six destinations including Alexandria, Athens, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa, and Yerevan. Four additional Airbus A321neos will be added to the base within the first six months of operation. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is a joint-venture between Wizz Air Holdings, plc and ADQ, one of the regions largest holding companies. Wizz Air further announced today the addition of five routes to Abu Dhabi including service from Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia. In Monday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Executive Officer, József Váradi 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. Our state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft, as well as our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travellers. Wizz Air is the lowest cost producer operating the youngest and economically most efficient fleet of aircraft with the lowest environmental footprint. I’m confident Wizz Air will make a profound impact on the United Arab Emirates’ economic development and the ramp up of its tourism industry.”


Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air serves 155 destinations across 45 countries and operates an all Airbus fleet of 124 airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline is the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in Central and Eastern Europe and operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Wizz Air offers over 710 routes from 33 bases and the airline served around 40 million guests over the last 12 months. Wizz Air prides itself on offering superior guest service at exceptionally low fares. Shares in the company trade on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.


Source: Wizz Air Holdings PLC/RNS Number: 7347S

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