Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Achieves Record Growth in 2023, Doubling Flight and Passenger Numbers

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s ultra-low-fare national airline, announced its remarkable operational achievements for the year 2023. This joint venture between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings PLC marked a significant milestone, having more than doubled its number of flights and passengers compared to previous years. With an impressive completion rate of 99.6%, the airline managed over 15,000 flights and transported three million passengers, including over 1.5 million point-to-point passengers to Abu Dhabi.

Wizz Air Airbus A321
Wizz Air Airbus A321

As a vital contributor to Abu Dhabi’s cultural and tourism integration, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has played a crucial role in promoting the Emirate globally. The airline’s efforts align with the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism’s goal to attract 24 million visitors in 2023. It emphasizes Abu Dhabi as a diverse year-round destination, offering a blend of exciting, inspiring, and rejuvenating experiences.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi's Role in Achieving the UAE's Ambitious Tourism Goals

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has also been instrumental in supporting the UAE’s tourism sector, adhering to the UAE Tourism Strategy 2031. This initiative has helped position the UAE as a premier global tourism destination. Expanding its network, the airline now connects Abu Dhabi to 40 destinations across 27 countries. This expansion includes routes to Central Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, reinforcing Abu Dhabi as a hub for convenient travel across the Wizz Air network.

Fleet Growth and Capacity Expansion: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi's Strategic Developments in 2023

In 2023, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi expanded its fleet with four new A321 aircraft, bringing the total to 12. This expansion increased the airline’s seat capacity by 135%, offering 3.7 million seats for sale. The airline has also doubled its workforce in the same period, supporting local employment. It has invested in technologically advanced aircraft and collaborated with partners, regulators, and stakeholders to pioneer sustainable air travel.

Emphasizing its commitment to sustainability, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi recently partnered with the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure. This collaboration aims to promote eco-friendly practices and includes initiatives like online educational campaigns and the ‘Switch off Take off’ National Conservation programme. These efforts underscore the airline’s dedication to environmental stewardship while continuing to expand and enhance its services.

Johan Eidhagen, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi said: “We are very proud of all our achievements in this record-breaking year and we are delighted to continue building upon on our incredible year-on-year growth. In 2023, we operated more than 15,000 flights, unlocked 3.7 million affordable travel opportunities and carried three million point-to-point passengers. We would like to thank our passengers that travelled with us and we reaffirm our commitment to connecting people to create great memories next year and beyond, at the lowest fares possible. Our phenomenal results this year reflect our commitment to delivering travel options that are more convenient and affordable for everyone and accelerating the growth of Abu Dhabi as one of the best destinations in the world for tourism. We are excited for 2024 and we look forward to seeing you on board our aircraft soon.”

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