Wizz Air Abu Dhabi opens its first flight to Samarkand, a historic destination at the crossroads of culture on the Silk Road, expanding convenient and affordable travel for all
The new route offers hassle-free point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan. — Included photo
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s national ultra-low fare airline, has started operations on the exciting new route from Abu Dhabi to the ancient city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan’s second largest city in the melting pot of cultures and religions.
The new route offers hassle-free point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan. Tickets are available on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with prices starting at Dh179.
“We welcome our seventh and eighth aircraft and look forward to expanding our ever-expanding network in Central Asia, a key growth market for Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. The new route to the unmissable and historic region will be served by two new, state-of-the-art Airbus A321neos that have recently joined our fleet,” said Michael Berlouis, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.
One of the oldest cities in the world and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia, Samarkand is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich historical heritage.
Located on the ancient trade route that connected China to the Mediterranean Sea, Samarkand is an important center of human civilization with stunning culture. Must-see attractions include beautiful mausoleums and the incredible medreses with Registan, the heart of the city, arguably Central Asia’s most impressive landmark.
Berlouis said Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is committed to supporting the long-term growth of the UAE’s travel and tourism sector, offering an eclectic mix of new wonderful destinations.
“We continue to offer travel options that are more convenient and affordable for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you aboard our young and sustainable aircraft soon.”
Since its launch in January 2021, the national airline has now served more than 36 destinations within a five-hour flight radius of Abu Dhabi. The Samarkand – Abu Dhabi flight operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays and will be offered three times a week in 2023 .
“We are delighted to welcome our new partner, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, whose direct flights between the ancient city of Samarkand and the United Arab Emirates began today, marking a significant event for Uzbek aviation and tourism,” said Anton Khodjayan, CEO by Air Marakanda.
He said the Air Marakanda team has been working hard to achieve this as it will open up new travel opportunities for residents of Samarkand and the surrounding area and will attract tourists from the Middle East to our beautiful city.
“I assure you that at Air Marakanda we will do everything we can to offer our new guests comfort and convenience,” he said.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers extremely cheap, hassle-free and efficient travel options to Samarkand and Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Almaty and Nur Sultan in Kazakhstan, Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt, Muscat and Salalah in Oman, Amman and Aqaba in Jordan, Baku (Azerbaijan), Ankara (Turkey), Athens (Greece), Belgrade (Serbia), Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Kutaisi (Georgia), Manama (Bahrain), Male (Maldives), Santorini (Greece), Sarajevo ( Bosnia), Tel-Aviv (Israel), Tirana (Albania) and Yerevan (Armenia).
The airline has a young fleet consisting of eight brand new, state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft offering the lowest fuel consumption, emissions and noise levels. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has the lowest environmental footprint among its competitors in the region, supporting the airline’s long-term commitment to sustainability.