European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has begun operating several new routes between European cities and Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this week it begun three new connections between Bucharest and Jeddah, Budapest and Jeddah and Rome and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

The twice-weekly services from these three European cities to Jeddah offer one-way tickets starting at Eur29.99.

The schedule of these flights from Europe to Jeddah are below:

Route Operating Days Sales start Fares from*
Budapest  – Jeddah Tuesday and Saturday On sale EUR54.99
Bucharest – Jeddah Monday and Friday On sale EUR 29.99
Rome – Jeddah Wednesday and Saturday On sale EUR 74.99

Meanwhile, this week, it also began services between Budapest and Riyadh and Bucharest and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. These flights will also be operated twice a week.

 The schedule of the flights from Europe to Riyadh are below:

Route Operating Days Sales start Fares from*
Budapest  – Riyadh Monday and Friday On sale EUR 44.99
Bucharest – Riyadh Monday and Friday On sale EUR 24.99

The commencement of the new services follows a commitment by Wizz Air last year to start 20 new routes to Saudi Arabia from Europe. Last August, it said that it would connect Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Larnaca, Milan, Naples, Rome, Sofia, Tirana, Venice and Vienna to Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia.

The airline signed an MoU with the Ministry of Investment of the Saudi Arabia in May 2022 to support the kingdom’s Air Connectivity Programme, a Ministry of Tourism initiative aimed to enhance the development of the Saudi Tourism Sector. Saudi’s Vision 2030 Programme aims to triple passenger traffic in Saudi Arabia by 2030.

Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO and Member of the Board at Saudi Tourism Authority, said: “Saudi’s partnership with Wizz Air continues to go from strength to strength. Already one of the largest partnerships in the world, the announcement of two new connections from Budapest airport and Bucharest airport to Riyadh ensures Saudi will remain an exciting destination for Europeans to visit and explore. We are thrilled to announce three new routes to Jeddah from Budapest, Bucharest and Rome as a response to market demand.”

Robert Carey, president of Wizz Air, reaffirmed the carrier’s support for the connectivity to the kingdom. “We will continue to innovate and carry forward the banner of low-cost, sustainable flying for the benefit of Saudi residents and visitors and the country’s diversifying economy.”

The airline currently operates 12 routes to the kingdom from its main hubs in Europe.