Dhaka: The Council of Ministers has endorsed “Wizz Air Abu Dhabi” as a national carrier for the UAE on June 28.
The announcement came at a cabinet meeting virtually chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The UAE government has endorsed the airline as a national carrier for the UAE provided that the company fulfills all legal, administrative and technical conditions and requirements by the General Authority of Civil Aviation in accordance with the laws and regulations in force.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will now join the likes of Etihad Airways as one of the UAE's official national carriers.
Wizz Air is a Budapest based low-cost carrier that has expanded to the Middle East with the launch of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi in the middle of this year.