Wizz Air to launch Dhs245 flights from Abu Dhabi to Europe in June

Airline is set to be the first to introduce five new low-budget routes from the capital to Europe

Wizz Air to launch Dhs245 flights from Abu Dhabi to Europe in June

Wizz Air has announced today (Sunday May 3) that it will launch low-budget flights from Abu Dhabi to multiple European destinations, starting next month.

The airline, which is the largest low-cost option in central and Eastern Europe, has introduced five new routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) – two of which the airline has said will start operating in June.

Travellers in the UAE capital will be able to fly directly to Budapest and Bucharest from June onward, with prices to Budapest starting from around Dhs245 (EUR59.99). Additional routes to Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia will then be operating directly from Abu Dhabi from September 2020, though this is subject to aviation activities being resumed (following travel restrictions due to COVID-19) in the respective countries.

Back in March, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi was established as a local airline in the city and acts as Wizz Air’s first airline established outside of Europe.

Commenting on the new routes, Shareef Al Hashmi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Wizz Air’s new routes to Budapest, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia highlights our commitment to connecting Abu Dhabi with the most sought after global destinations. These new routes positively reflect the industry’s resilience and its capability to continue pushing forward with bold plans that will stimulate consumer demand and the sustained recovery of the aviation market.”

He continued: “As our newest landing partner, we welcome Wizz Air and its first routes with open arms as we get set to facilitate the carrier’s exciting Abu Dhabi expansion plans. Visitors from Hungary, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria can look forward to enjoying our modern terminal facilities with a unique brand of Arabian hospitality before seamlessly heading out to experience the UAE’s thriving capital city, Abu Dhabi.”

The first flight to Budapest is scheduled for June 3 with prices starting at around Dhs245 (EUR 59.99).

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