Wizz Air Abu Dhabi: A record-breaking year in 2023

A Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Airbus on the tarmac
Photo Credit: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare UAE airline, has just unveiled its outstanding operational results for 2023.

This record-breaking year saw the airline achieving remarkable growth, a commitment to sustainability, and playing a key role in shaping Abu Dhabi as a global tourism hub.

2023 Highlights


Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s success story in 2023 is nothing short of remarkable. The airline not only doubled its number of operated flights but also soared to new heights by doubling its passenger count.

With an impressive completion rate of 99.6%, the airline operated over 15,000 flights, carrying a staggering three million passengers.

A noteworthy achievement is the transportation of 1.5 million point-to-point passengers to Abu Dhabi, solidifying its role in connecting the world to the vibrant Emirate.

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Key Player in Tourism Development


Beyond the numbers, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plays a pivotal role in realizing the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism’s ambitious target of 24 million visitors for 2023.

By positioning Abu Dhabi as a year-round tourism destination, the airline contributes to the emirate’s cultural richness and promotes enriching experiences for visitors at their own pace.

Aligning with the UAE Tourism Strategy 2031, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi positions the UAE as a premier global tourism destination.

Fueslage and tail of a Wizz Air Airbus.

A Growing Network


Currently, the airline flies to 40 destinations in 27 countries from Abu Dhabi, including recent expansions into Central Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

This strategic growth allows for convenient, self-connecting travel across the broader Wizz Air network, all facilitated via the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

As the second-largest carrier in Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air continues to make travel accessible to everyone, promising exciting adventures in every journey.

Fleet Expansion and Technological Advancements


In 2023, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi welcomed four new A321 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to an impressive 12 aircraft.

This expansion increased seat capacity by 135%, totaling 3.7 million seats on sale. The airline’s commitment to technological advancement is evident in its 100% growth in headcount, supporting local jobs and fostering collaboration with partners, regulators, and stakeholders.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has sown a proactivity in moving towards sustainable air travel, investing in cutting-edge aircraft and pioneering eco-friendly initiatives.

Commitment to Sustainability


Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s dedication to sustainability goes beyond the skies. The airline recently inked an agreement with the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure to promote environmentally friendly practices.

Through online educational campaigns and endorsing the ‘Switch off Take off’ initiative, a National Conservation program, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi actively raises awareness among passengers, contributing to a more sustainable aviation future.

Comments from the Managing Director


Johan Eidhagen, the Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, expresses pride in the airline’s achievements.

He acknowledges the incredible year-on-year growth, emphasizing the operation of 15,000 flights, unlocking 3.7 million affordable travel opportunities, and transporting three million passengers.

Eidhagen extends gratitude to passengers, reaffirming Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s commitment to affordable, convenient travel and the growth of Abu Dhabi as a premier tourism destination.

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