Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has confirmed Athens as its inaugural destination, with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport starting on 15 January 2021.

    Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com which also has an Arabic booking website, in addition to being available to buy through the airline’s mobile app.

    The carrier, which is the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates and a joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc., will start operating flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki on 4 February 2021. Fares for this route will start from AED 149 one way.

    Kees Van Schaick, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said: “The waiting is almost over for Abu Dhabi fans of our ultra-low fare airline. From 15 January 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. We look forward to building a new travel segment in this important market.”

    The airline, which has a fleet of brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft, initially announced a route network that also includes Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan. The carrier says 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.