UAE's Wizz Air announces first destination; fares start at Dh129

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, has announced that Athens would be its inaugural destination. Flights from the Abu Dhabi International Airport will start on January 15, 2021

Fares start at Dh129. According to terms and conditions, this is a one-way fare, “including administration fee”. “One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees,” the airline said.

The airline is also set to start flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki, starting on February 4, 2021, with fares starting at Dh149.

Kees Van Schaick, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said: “The wait is almost over for Abu Dhabi fans of our ultra-low fare airline. From January 15, 2021, a new model of air travel comes to Abu Dhabi, offering new choices and new competition, demonstrating that things are looking up for next year.

“Our network from Abu Dhabi will expand rapidly as destinations on our planned network are added to the ‘green countries’ list. Thanks to the support of the government and our local business partners in Abu Dhabi, we are fully prepared. We have the aircraft, we have the crew, we have the partners, and we are ready to fly.”

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is a joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc.

It initially announced a route network that also includes Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan. “Flights to these cities will launch as each destination joins the ‘green countries’ list. Further destinations will be launched as the airline adds to its Abu Dhabi-based fleet over the coming months.”

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