Wizz Air AD takes off to Athens, Air Arabia to Doha

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 15 January 2021: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s new national airline, started operations today with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Athens, Greece, followed by flights to Thessaloniki, starting on 4th February 2021.

On the eve of its inaugural flight, the company’s Chairman, Jozsef Varadi, said, “The launch of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi recognises Abu Dhabi as a bold new frontier for ultra-low fare travel in the region. We most welcome the opportunity to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s efforts to provide a new segment of travel in the UAE in line with its socio-economic vision. We are looking forward to working in strategic partnership with our stakeholders in Abu Dhabi for the benefits of the country by opening up new travel options for residents and tourists.”

Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, now also available in Arabic language.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc, initially announced a route network that includes Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan. Further destinations will be launched over the coming months.

With a fleet composed of four brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft, the airline will have the lowest environmental footprint among its competitors in the region.

Wizz Air has also introduced a new era of sanitized travel across its network, with enhanced hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of passengers and crew.

Air Arabia resumes daily flights to Doha

SHARJAH: Air Arabia has announced the resumption of directs flights between Sharjah and Doha, Qatar’s capital, starting 18th January, 2021.

Customers can now book their direct flights between Sharjah and Doha by visiting Air Arabia’s website, by calling the call centre or through travel agencies.

Ensuring the highest standards of safety at every step of the journey by following all health and safety protocols, Air Arabia has also added to the convenience and confidence of passengers by introducing free COVID-19 insurance coverage.

The insurance is automatically included as part of the booking and no additional documents are required from passengers.


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