Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s first Airbus A321neo aircraft has arrived at Abu Dhabi International Airport, meaning the UAE’s latest carrier is ready to start operating.
“With the arrival of our first aircraft to Abu Dhabi we have made an important step on our journey towards starting our operations and developing our presence in Abu Dhabi,” said Kees Van Schaick, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.
The low-cost carrier will start its operations with an initial route network including Alexandria, Athens, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan.
The arrival of the first Airbus A321neo aircraft will enable the airline to have the lowest cost base among its competitors in the region, the company said.
More Airbus A321neo aircraft, all with unique livery will join the Wizz Air Abu Dhabi fleet in the first six months of operations. The airline eventually plans to operate a fleet of 50 aircraft in the Middle East.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the joint-venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings Plc, recently received national carrier status from the UAE government subject to meeting regulatory standards prior to starting operations.