Dammam, Saudi Arabia: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline, today launched its first flight from Rome to Dammam. The new ultra-low-cost route will boost the burgeoning tourism industry in both Italy and Saudi Arabia by ushering in a new era of affordable, hassle-free and point-to-point travel options. Flights will operate twice a week and tickets are available now on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with prices starting at €39.99.*
Nestled on the serene Arabian Gulf, Dammam is the capital of the Eastern Province, offering visitors verdant parks, breezy waterfront promenades and sandy beaches alongside a bustling arts, sports and entertainment scene. Known as the Eternal City, Rome is a romantic, historic and charismatic city that has captivated tourists for centuries. Rome offers an unparalleled history and is home to a mix of impressive monuments and archaeological sites such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum.
Today’s new route is one of 23 routes to Saudi Arabia recently announced by Wizz Air and underscores the airline’s commitment to supporting the country’s growing tourism sector by bringing over a million passengers to the Kingdom. Wizz Air’s growing presence is in line with the Vision 2030 program, a strategic and ambitious goal to triple passenger traffic in Saudi Arabia by 2030.
Robert Carey, President of Wizz Air said: “We are delighted to launch our first-ever route to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new ultra-low-fare route between Rome and Dammam will offer affordable point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both Italy and Saudi Arabia, further strengthening global connectivity. We would like to thank our partners in the Air Connectivity Program, the Ministry of Investment, the Saudi Tourism Authority, Dammam International Airport and the Government of Saudi Arabia for their continued support. We are committed to supporting the development of the Saudi tourism sector and look forward to further expansion in Saudi Arabia. The WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming passengers on board our modern, young and sustainable aircraft.”
That CEO of Dammam Airports Company, Fahd bin Sulaiman Al-Harbi, welcomed Wizz Air and the start of the airline’s operations at King Fahd International Airport, noting the importance of connecting the Kingdom with the European continent. Al-Harbi confirmed that Dammam Airports Company (DACO) continues to develop new destinations to serve the people of Eastern Province and residents, noting that King Fahd International Airport is ready to serve tourists under strategic plans Air traffic development and passenger receiving experience at King Fahd International Airport.
Wizz Air signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Investment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in [May] 2022. The MoU is supported by the Saudi National Air Connectivity Programme, an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism aimed at boosting the development of the Saudi tourism sector. It reflects a shared vision by the parties on the potential that Wizz Air could bring to the Kingdom to boost tourism demand and thereby make a significant contribution to Saudi Arabia’s projected growth.
For ultimate peace of mind during this uncertain time, passengers can book tickets with confidence thanks to WIZZ Flex. With WIZZ Flex, passengers can cancel their flight free of charge up to three hours before departure and receive an immediate 100% refund of the fare as airline credit.
*One-way price, including administration fee. One piece of hand luggage (max. 40 x 30 x 20 cm) is included. Additional fees apply for trolley bags and each checked bag. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. The number of seats at the indicated prices is limited.
Wizz Air, the fastest growing and most sustainable European ultra-low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 166 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals provide superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 27.1 million passengers in fiscal year F22 ending March 31, 2022. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the top ten safest airlines in the world by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and Airline of the Year 2020 by ATW, the most coveted award any airline or individual organization can receive are characterized by outstanding performance, innovation and first-class service.
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