Wizz Air starts Abu Dhabi; the first of its big plans there
Budapest to Abu Dhabi
Wizz Air on 1 July began Abu Dhabi from Budapest and Bucharest, both using A320s.
These will be joined by routes to Cluj-Napoca, Katowice, and Sofia in September.
All five routes are also served from Dubai Al Maktoum, with both Abu Dhabi and Al Maktoum available for booking.
Wizz Air’s first steps at the UAE capital
This is the start of Wizz Air’s big plans for Abu Dhabi and the wider region.
While Wizz Air itself will, at least for now, operate routes from the UAE capital, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi was designated a national airline of the country late last month.
József Váradi, Wizz Air’s CEO, said recently: “If you look at what we’ve been able to achieve in the EU, we managed to grow our fleet to 100 aircraft over the last 15 years and we should be able to do the same thing in Abu Dhabi.”
Khalil Lamrabet, SVP of Aviation Development at Abu Dhabi, said: “The arrival of Wizz Air is a testament to the strength of the Abu Dhabi market and a reflection of the success of our investments in transforming Abu Dhabi International Airport into a strategically positioned global hub for airlines from across the world.”