Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDH), announced on Monday that it concluded the definitive agreement with its partner Wizz Air Holdings, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline,
Lufthansa pledged tough restructuring, even as budget rival Wizz Air upgraded a Middle Eastern expansion - underscoring the contrasting fortunes among airlines grappling with the coronavirus crisis.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the joint-venture established between ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, and Wizz Air Holdings Plc, has received national carrier status from the UAE government, subject to meeting regulatory standards prior to beginning operations.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the new national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has officially received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA.
Hungary’s Wizz Air warned its industry-leading recovery could stall as COVID-19 warnings and restrictions hamper travel across Europe, but said Britain’s quarantine rules had not led it reconsider long-term expansion plans there.
Abu Dhabi-based airline, which will start its inaugural flight on Jan.15, between Abu Dhabi and Athens, has also welcomed the arrival of new crew members.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s new national airline, is commencing its operations on Friday with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Athens, Greece, followed by flights to Thessaloniki, starting on 4th February 2021.