Wizz Air is set to launch new flights between Abu Dhabi International Airport and five European cities.

The Hungarian low-cost carrier will directly connect the UAE capital with Budapest (Hungary) and Bucharest (Romania) from June 2020, followed by Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Katowice (Poland) and Sofia (Bulgaria) from September 2020, subject to aviation services resuming in the respective countries.

Wizz Air announced plans to launch an Abu Dhabi subsidiary in December, and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi was formerly established in March as a local airline based in Abu Dhabi in partnership between Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ) and Wizz Air.

The Hungarian airline will become the first European low-cost carrier to launch flights to Abu Dhabi.

Economy fares are expected to start from €59.99/ Dhs 240 – tickets are on sale and can be booked through wizzair.com.

If flights are impacted due to the pandemic, travellers will be able to rebook, get refund or travel credit.

In other news Abu Dhabi International Airport is deploying state-of-the-art robot technology to ensure safe and hygienic travel during the Covid-19 crisis.

The CoDi BOT UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) pilot project will be rolled out this month at the airport’s staff areas and cargo facilities, as well as during cabin sanitisation on passenger aircraft.