The UAE's new low-cost airline is set to launch its operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Fall 2020.
It comes after Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDH) secured a deal with European low-cost airline Wizz Air Holdings on Monday.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans to start operations in the second half of the year, bringing low fares paired with a high-quality onboard experience to a range of destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
"Tourism is a high priority in Abu Dhabi’s growth strategy. Significant investment is going not only into our airports but also the tourist infrastructure, including hotels, resorts and cultural attractions," said Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi, CEO of ADDH.
"Our partnerships with Wizz Air and others will help elevate the UAE’s capital as a highly competitive regional and international destination for leisure and business travellers alike."
Jozsef Varadi, CEO of Wizz Air Holdings, said, "Today marks an important milestone on the way to establishing our new airline in Abu Dhabi."
The announcement is also in line with Abu Dhabi’s AED50 billion accelerator programme Ghadan 21, which is driving the emirate’s development through investing in business, innovation and people.
The airline development team has already initiated the process with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority to obtain the carrier’s Air Operator Certificate and Operating License, with recruitment activities set to roll out soon.