WizzAir Abu Dhabi to double initial fleet for launch in the UAE

The low-cost airline will launch this year

WizzAir Abu Dhabi to double initial fleet for launch in the UAE

Earlier this year Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announced it is to launch in the capital in 2020.

The low-cost airline will launch operations from Abu Dhabi Airport to destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Flights will start from Dhs245 from Abu Dhabi to destinations including Budapest, Hungary.
Offering an update, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced plans to double the fleet originally planned for launch to six aircraft, from three.

Plans to launch in June have been postponed due to travel restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans to be operational in the UAE by the end of the year.

As reported in sister publication Arabian Business, in a webinar session as part of the Virtual ATM (Arabian Travel Market) event, Wizz Air co-founder Jozsef Varadi gave updates on the progress of the airline in the UAE capital.

“We are looking at a larger scale start versus what we originally contemplated. We would be looking at a six aircraft start in the first six months,” said Varadi.

“We think that Abu Dhabi airport will open up earlier than Dubai (DWC). And we think that, given our strategic initiative in Abu Dhabi, we should be showing up in Abu Dhabi. This is happening in the next few days.”

“We can capture five billion of the world’s population within a radius of six and a half hours from Abu Dhabi.

“We think it represents plenty of opportunities for the airline to develop its network.

“We’re going to start that initiative commercially within a few weeks, and operationally, we will be up in the air towards the end of the year as planned.”

Stay tuned to Time Out for more updates on Wizz Air as they are announced.

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