On October, the low-cost Wizz Air Abu Dhabi performed its first flight from the UAE capital Abu Dhabi to Odessa. The airline is a subsidiary of the low-cost airline Wizz Air, which has been operating on the Ukrainian market since 2008.
According to the published schedule, the airline will fly the new route once a week on Thursdays. From December 19, a second weekly flight on Sundays has been added to the schedule.
The cheapest air tickets Odessa-Abu Dhabi for flights until the end of the year cost UAH 969 one way. This includes the carriage of hand luggage only. Its dimensions should not exceed 40x30x20 cm, and weight 10 kg. To take more things with you, you need to pay for the carriage of additional hand luggage, baggage or choose a more expensive fare.
Flight schedule Abu Dhabi-Odessa-Abu Dhabi Wizz Air Abu Dhabi:
- Abu Dhabi 12:50 → Odessa 16:10, Thursday
- Odessa 16:45 → Abu Dhabi 23:30, Thursday
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will operate flights between Odessa and Abu Dhabi on new Airbus A321neo aircraft, which are designed to carry 239 passengers. This is the maximum capacity of the airliner, which is why it will be pretty crowded in ordinary rows for people with a height above average.
The flight to Abu Dhabi was one of the top wishes of passengers at Odessa airport, said the commercial director of the enterprise Vyacheslav Cheglatonev. According to him, this is the 11th new direction this year and the 38th direction in general on the map of Odessa airport.
According to the initial plans, the low-cost airline planned to fly from Abu Dhabi to Odessa on October 1, 2020, but repeatedly postponed the launch of flights. The airline explained this by low demand.
On July 3, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi opened regular flights on the first route to Ukraine Abu Dhabi-Kyiv. The low-cost airline flew to Boryspil airport, although Zhulyany is the base airport for Wizz Air in Kyiv. This was because the Airbus A321neo can only take off with a full load from the longer strip of Boryspil.
Conditions of entry to Abu Dhabi from Ukraine
Abu Dhabi included Ukraine in the list of green countries. This allows tourists who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to fly to this city without quarantine.
According to the official website of the UAE government, before flying to Abu Dhabi, all travelers, both vaccinated against coronavirus and those who have not been vaccinated must pass a PCR test for COVID-19. From the moment of the test to the moment of entering the emirate, no more than 48 hours should pass.
One more test must be passed upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.