Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company and Wizz Air, will begin operating from Abu Dhabi International Airport this autumn after the agreement between the two companies was finalised today, March 2nd.
The joint venture in Abu Dhabi, first announced in December 2019, will begin recruitment activities “in the coming months”. The new airline will help boost the economy and attract more visitors, in line with Abu Dhabi’s Ghadan 21 stimulus efforts. Initially, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will focus on establishing routes to markets in which Wizz Air has existing, high growth operations, namely Central and Eastern and Western Europe, as well as the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa over the long run.
“Wizz Air’s mission feeds into Abu Dhabi’s diversified economic strategy as we aim to stimulate traffic by creating demand to the benefit of growing Abu Dhabi’s touristic and economic diversity. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board our young, green and ultra-efficient fleet”, said József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air Holdings.
“Tourism is a high priority in Abu Dhabi’s growth strategy. Significant investment is going not only into our airports, but also the tourist infrastructure, including hotels, resorts and cultural attractions”, added ADDH chief executive Mohamed Al Suwaidi. “Last year, the emirate achieved a record high of 11.35 million visitors and a key driver for this is the connectivity that enables people to visit Abu Dhabi easily and affordably. Our partnerships with Wizz Air and others will help elevate the UAE’s capital as a highly competitive regional and international destination for leisure and business travellers alike”, Al Suwaidi concluded.