The leading ultra-low-cost carrier offered more than 1.2 million affordable travel opportunities between the Kingdom and 23 European destinations in 2023
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline globally, is proud to announce a significant milestone on its operational results for 2023 in Saudi Arabia. In 2023, the airline has officially carried more than one million passengers to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This historic achievement for WIZZ emphasises the airline’s commitment to providing affordable, hassle-free and accessible travel options for Saudi residents as well as visitors from around the world.
In the past year, Wizz Air has started a new era of travel by investing a capacity of four aircraft equivalent to 500 million Euros and launching 24 low-fare routes to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new routes unlocked more than 1.2 million ultra-low-cost seats on flights to and from the Kingdom, strengthening Saudi Arabia’s global connectivity and stimulating significant international demand to the Kingdom. The airline carried more than 600,000 international visitors, boosting the growing Saudi Arabian tourism sector and contributing to Saudi’s plan to triple the country’s passenger traffic by 2030.
Wizz Air’s “Let’s Get Lost” campaign to Saudi Arabia was another major success in 2023, solidifying the Kingdom’s position as an emerging must-see destination. The airline took 150 Italian passengers to explore Riyadh, Al Ahsa and Dammam, showcasing the amazing offerings of the Kingdom while basking in the great Saudi hospitality. The campaign generated 90 million views on social media from user-generated content and 150 million impressions across various media platforms.
József Váradi, Group CEO of Wizz Air commented: “We are proud of our achievements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the past year, offering more than one million passengers, to and from the Kingdom, the opportunity to explore remarkable places at ultra-low fares. We are committed to supporting the Kingdom’s ambitious plans for its travel and tourism sector in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. Our goal is to continue carrying the flag of ultra-low-cost travel in the region and stimulate more demand by unlocking affordable travel opportunities for both the residents and visitors of Saudi Arabia. We would like to thank our partners in Saudi for their support and we look forward to an even bigger year in 2024.”
Wizz Air has an exciting array of routes to Dammam, Jeddah, Medina and Riyadh, offering travellers a fast and simple way to the sunny Arab world. Fantastic reduced fares for a deep insight into rich Saudi culture and heritage are on sale on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app, available in the Arabic language, with fares starting as low as 19.99 USD.