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Wizz Air to begin Abu Dhabi ops on January 15

Posted 29 December 2020 · Add Comment

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, is to start operations on January 15th with its inaugural flight to Athens.

FLAGS OUT _ for Wizz Air with first flight scheduled for January 15 to Athens (Image: Wizz Air)

Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com (which also has an Arabic booking website).
Kees Van Schaick, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said: “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.”
The second destination will be Thessaloniki, starting on 4 February.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is a joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc.
The planned route network 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.
With a fleet composed of brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft, the airline will have the lowest environmental footprint among its competitors in the region.
Wizz Air introduced a new era of sanitized travel across its network this year, with enhanced hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of passengers and crew. Throughout flights, both cabin crew and passengers are required to wear facemasks, with cabin crew also required to wear gloves. Wizz Air’s aircraft are regularly put through an industry-leading disinfection process with an antiviral solution and, following WIZZ’s stringent daily cleaning schedule, all of the airline’s aircraft are further disinfected overnight with the same antiviral solution. Sanitizing wipes are handed to each passenger upon entering the aircraft, onboard magazines have been removed from the aircraft, and any onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment.
Passengers are also requested to follow physical distancing measures introduced by the local health authorities and are encouraged to make all purchases prior to the flight online (e.g. checked in luggage, WIZZ Priority, fast security track), to minimize any possible physical contact at the airport.
A full interview with Wizz Air’s Group CEO, Jozsef Varadi , will appear in the February issue of Arabian Aerospace magazine.

IN THE PINK: Wizz Air's livery will be a familiar site at Abu Dhabi after January launch (Image: Wizz Air)


 

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