Wizz Air: First European Low-cost Flights To Abu Dhabi

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Buckle up as this airline starts to roll out five new routes to European destinations.

Prepare for takeoff as Wizz Air connects Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) with Budapest and Bucharest from June 2020, and with Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia from September 2020.

This is of course subject to aviation activities being resumed in the respective countries.

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In a statement, Wizz Air said this means it will be the first European Low Cost carrier to launch flights to Abu Dhabi.

The roll out of new routes follows an agreement in March that established Wizz Air Abu Dhabi as a local airline based in Abu Dhabi in partnership between ADQ and Wizz Air. It is Wizz Air’s first airline established outside of Europe and is expected to begin operations later this year.

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Shareef Al Hashmi, CEO 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.”

Meanwhile, József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air Holdings said: “Today’s announcement underpins our long term dedication to bringing low fares combined with a high quality onboard experience to ever more customers in Abu Dhabi.

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Abu Dhabi is Wizz Air’s newest destination, attracting many passengers from five major cities of four biggest countries of Central and Eastern Europe. These services will be the first direct routes between the capital of the United Arab Emirates and Budapest, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia adding an almost 220 thousand seat capacity to the airline’s Abu Dhabi network per year.

Safety measures

Wizz Air said it has rolled out several additional measures to support physical distancing.

The airline is also asking passengers to handle bookings online where possible, including online check-in, baggage drop-off as well as opting in for contactless payment during onboard purchases.

Wearing masks onboard is obligatory for crew and passengers.

The aircraft is thoroughly cleaned several times a day and is disinfected overnight. The crew will also handout sanitising pads to passengers at boarding. It will also observe seat distancing for passengers on flights where the load factor allows.

Wizz Air is also launching a special information campaign to inform passengers about current development in the context of COVID-19 and provide useful tips for a safe journey.

For more information, visit: abudhabiairport.ae

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