The Gulf-based offshoot of budget carrier Wizz Air will start operations on Friday (January 15) with flights from Abu Dhabi to its inaugural destination Athens.
Services from Abu Dhabi to another Greek destination, Thessaloniki, start on February 4.
Other routes in the network will be Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan. Flights to these cities will launch as each destination joins the ‘green countries’ list.
Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, will begin on February 12 and further destinations will be launched over the coming months.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is a joint venture between Wizz Air Holdings and Abu Dhabi conglomerate ADQ.
The company’s chairman, József Váradi, said: “The launch of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi recognises Abu Dhabi as a bold new frontier for ultra-low fare travel in the region.
“We most welcome the opportunity to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s efforts to provide a new segment of travel in the UAE in line with its socio-economic vision.
“We are looking forward to working in strategic partnership with our stakeholders in Abu Dhabi for the benefits of the country by opening up new travel options for residents and tourists.”
The start-up airline is operating four new Airbus A321neo aircraft.