Wizz Air lands in Dubai Al Maktoum; adds Tel Aviv route

Budapest Airport’s celebration of Wizz Air’s inaugural service to Dubai Al Maktoum was led by Patrick Bohl, the airport’s Head of Airline Business Development, who commented: “We anticipate this new route – first ever to Dubai’s brand new airport – will become extremely popular.”

In Dubai, Wizz Air’s arrival was welcomed during a special celebration in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  A full news round-up of the event can be viewed here .

Look out for camels! In a truly Middle Eastern spirit, young passengers travelling on Wizz Air’s inaugural service from Kiev Zhulyany to Dubai Al Maktoum could try their camel riding skills prior to boarding.

  • Wizz Air inaugurated three new services in the course of last week. On 27 October, the carrier became the world’s first carrier to offer scheduled services to the new Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC) airport, as it inaugurated services from Budapest (BUD). On the following day, it also launched flights from Kiev Zhulyany to the new airport. Also on 27 October, Wizz Air inaugurated its fourth route to Tel Aviv (TLV), which it now serves with twice-weekly flights from Vilnius (VNO) in Lithuania in addition to daily flights from Budapest, and thrice-weekly from Bucharest and Katowice.
Launch date Origin Destination WF* A/c
27-Oct-13 Vilnius (VNO) Tel Aviv (TLV) 2 A320
Budapest (BUD) Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC) 4 A320
28-Oct-13 Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) 4 A320
Source: Innovata w/c 4 November 2013. *WF: Weekly Frequencies at launch.


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