Wizz Air launches new routes from Saudi Arabia to Europe and the United Arab Emirates
Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline, launches new routes from Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rome, Vienna and Abu Dhabi, supporting the growing tourism and aviation sectors within the Kingdom.
The Abu Dhabi route will be operated by Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air’s joint venture airline with ADQ. Launching in September 2022, the new destinations are the first step towards a growing presence in Saudi Arabia that will for the first time offer truly affordable, hassle-free, point-to-point travel for tourists and residents of the Kingdom, Europe and of the UAE, strengthening global connectivity.
Wizz Air’s new itineraries usher in a new era of travel for residents of Saudi Arabia by unlocking affordable travel opportunities and giving them access to Wizz’s incredibly low fares. Tickets for all routes are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting at €24.99.
The new destinations support Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector, aligning with Vision 2030, a strategic and ambitious vision to triple passenger traffic in the Kingdom by 2030. booming tourism industry and greatly increase connectivity. for residents of Europe and the region, with key strategic government partners collaborating to strengthen the Saudi aviation ecosystem.
Robert Carey, President of Wizz Air, said, “Wizz Air is committed to increasing global connectivity to wonderful destinations with real opportunities for growth and expansion. Saudi Arabia is a very exciting market and our expansion will bring very low cost travel to the Kingdom. Our scheduled flights to Dammam will provide year-round sunshine for tourists and offer a mix of destinations for residents of the Kingdom.
“We would like to thank our partners for their support during the expansion, especially the Air Transport Connectivity Program, the Ministry of Investment, GACA, Dammam Airport and the Government of Saudi Arabia. The protocol recently signed agreement demonstrates our commitment to supporting travelers to and from Saudi Arabia by ushering in a new era of air travel with our ultra-low fares, point-to-point network and high-quality onboard service .
“Opening up travel opportunities for everyone is at the heart of our brand and we will continue to do this by granting travelers to and from Saudi Arabia access to our incredibly low fares. Wizz team looks forward to soon welcoming passengers of all ages aboard our modern, young and green aircraft, and supporting the 2030 vision,” he added.
Khalil Lamrabet, CEO of The Air Connectivity Program, said: “We are delighted to have been able to work with Wizz Air and Dammam Airport to increase traffic, especially inbound tourism, from key European markets to the Kingdom of ‘Saudi Arabia. We look forward to the success of these routes and are working with our two partners to develop the Wizz Air network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fahd bin Sulaiman Al-Harbi, CEO of Dammam Airports Company, said, “We are very happy to welcome Wizz Air flights to King Fahd International Airport. Strengthening the Kingdom’s overall connectivity is very important and the Dammam Airport Company (DACO) continues to develop new destinations to serve citizens and residents of the Eastern Province. We are ready to welcome tourists and impress them with the beauty of Dammam. ”
Dammam, a modern metropolis nestled in the tranquil Arabian Gulf, offers visitors verdant parks, airy waterfronts and sandy beaches alongside a bustling arts, sports and entertainment scene. Capital of the Eastern Province, Dammam is a popular place for adventurous travelers, who can fish, dive and swim.
With Wizz Flex, passengers can cancel their flight up to three hours before departure free of charge and receive 100% of the fare immediately refunded in Airline Credit.
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