Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced its operational results for 2023. The joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings PLC, enjoyed a record-breaking year, more than doubling both the number of operated flights and passengers carried, with a completion rate of 99.6%. The national airline operated more than 15,000 flights, carrying three million passengers, with more than 1.5 million point-to-point passengers to Abu Dhabi in 2023. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi continues to support the innovation, resilience and integration of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors to share the emirate with the world.
The airline supports the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism’s target to reach 24 million visitors for 2023 and promote the emirate as a year-round tourism destination. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is supporting the development of the UAE’s tourism sector, in line with the UAE Tourism Strategy 2031.
Wizz Air is constantly developing the UAE network and currently flies to a total of 40 destinations in 27 different countries from Abu Dhabi.
In 2023, the airline has added four new A321 aircraft, taking the total fleet to 12 aircraft, and increased its seat capacity by 135% to 3.7 million seats. The airline has grown in headcount by 100% in 2023, supporting local jobs, invested in the latest technologically advanced aircraft and worked collaboratively with partners, regulators and stakeholders to lead the charge towards more sustainable air travel.
The airline is committed to sustainability and recently signed an agreement with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to promote sustainability and collaborate on a wide range of areas, raising awareness about more environmentally-friendly practices amongst passengers. This includes online educational campaigns on both organisation’s social media platforms, websites, forums and key stakeholder events and the endorsement of the Switch off Take off initiative, a National Conservation programme.
Johan Eidhagen, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said: “We are very proud of all our achievements in this record-breaking year and 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 3 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.”