Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operated more than 6,000 flights and transported over 1.2 million passengers in 2022.

The low-cost carrier, a joint venture between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings, said that it carried over 600,000 point-to-point passengers to the UAE last year alone.

Wizz Air currently flies to a total of 36 destinations in 25 different countries from Abu Dhabi and said that it is “ready to accelerate and expand operations further in 2023.” If launched 13 new destinations last year.

Some of the locations that it flies to include Ankara, Athens (Greece), Kutaisi, Male, Santorini and Tel-Aviv, among others.

Also, it added that it is now the second-largest carrier in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi doubled the size of its fleet and organisation with a 100 per cent growth from four to eight brand-new A321-neo aircraft last year.

“We are delighted to carry over one million passengers. Our expanding fleet of Airbus A321neo aircraft, serve an ever-growing number of must-see travel destinations and we are ambitious in continuing to deliver travel options that are more convenient and affordable for everyone,” said Michael Berlouis, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.

While the joint-venture Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has expanded its regional connections (it will begin a daily service from February 14 between Abu Dhabi and Madinah), the European-based parent airline of Wizz Air has also ramped up operations to destinations in the region, specifically in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this month, Wizz Air began 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. Meanwhile, it also began twice-weekly services between Budapest and Riyadh and Bucharest and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.