Wizz Air has announced its first five destinations from Abu Dhabi, where it is in the process of establishing its own airline. The routes will connect the capital of the United Arab Emirates with Budapest and Bucharest from June 2020 and with Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia from September 2020, subject to aviation activities being resumed in the respective countries, according to the Ex-Yu Aviation news.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, which is 51%-owned by the Emirate, previously listed Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro as potential markets which could be served from the city.
The carrier will focus on establishing routes from Abu Dhabi to markets in which it has existing, high growth operations, among which Skopje would fit the criteria.
The Macedonian capital has limited services to the Gulf, with Flydubai handling 24.270 travellers between its hub and Skopje last year, while Qatar Airways carried 29.856 passengers to and from Doha.