Wizz Air to launch first airline outside of Europe later this year

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Holdings has reached an agreement in principle for the establishment of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company.

The new airline will be Wizz Air’s first airline established outside of Europe and the low-cost airline is set to launch its operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the second half of this year.

It is intended that Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be formed via a joint venture.

The airline will focus on establishing routes to markets in which it 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 believes that the establishment of a truly ultra-low-cost airline in Abu Dhabi can contribute to the continued growth of Abu Dhabi as a world-class cultural and tourist destination. ADDH’s deep rooted knowledge of the local market, support and navigation in a new market for WIZZ is invaluable and will boost the successful development of the new airline.

The establishment and start of the new airline is subject to, among other things, agreement and entry into force of definitive documentation with ADDH, the receipt of all necessary internal and external approvals and consents, and the new airline satisfying all regulatory requirements of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority to obtain an Air Operator’s Certificate.

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