Hungarian airline to launch DWC operations
Dubai, October 6, 2013
Hungarian carrier Wizz Air will become the first European low-cost carrier operating in the UAE with the launch of its flights from Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), said a report.
Wizz Air said it will be going ahead as planned for its debut launch on October 27 from Dubai’s newest airport despite questions surrounding fellow launch carrier nasair.
Earlier this week Saudi Arabia’s low-cost carrier nasair had said it was currently evaluating the financial feasibility of operations from DWC, reported the Gulf News.
Nasair was unable to indicate when it would commence flights from the airport despite being unveiled alongside Wizz Air as launch carriers earlier this year, it stated.
György Abrán, the chief commercial officer at Wizz Air, said he believed it was the right time to enter the market.
“We think it’s a great opportunity to apply our business model and in terms of infrastructure and facility; it [Al Maktoum International] will be as good as any other airport,” he said.
He said Wizz Air would be launching flights to Budapest and Sofia. "The airline is bringing something new to the Dubai market with low fares and access to certain parts of Europe," he added.