Wizz Air launches first flight from Rome to Dammam
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Wizz Air launches its first flight between Rome and Dammam

Wizz Air launches its first flight between Rome and Dammam

Flights between the two destinations will operate twice a week

Neesha Salian
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Wizz Air inaugurated its service from Rome to Dammam on September 28. Flights between the destinations will operate twice a week.

The new route is one of 23 routes between Saudi Arabia and other destinations recently announced by Wizz Air, underpinning the airline’s commitment to supporting the country’s growing tourism sector.

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Wizz Air’s growing presence aligns with the Vision 2030 programme, a strategic and ambitious goal to triple passenger traffic in Saudi Arabia by 2030.

The airline signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Investment in May. The MoU is supported by the Saudi National Air Connectivity Programme, a Ministry of Tourism initiative, aimed to enhance the development of the Saudi tourism sector. It reflects a shared vision between the parties to stimulate tourist demand, thereby making a significant contribution to Saudi Arabia’s planned growth.

Robert Carey, President of Wizz Air, said: We are excited to commence our first route ever to Saudi Arabia. The new ultra-low-fare route between Rome and Dammam will provide 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 at the Air Connectivity Programme, the Ministry of Investment, the Saudi Tourism Authority, Dammam International Airport, and the government of Saudi Arabia for their continuous support. We are committed to supporting the development of the Saudi tourism sector and we look forward to further expansion in Saudi Arabia.”

The CEO of Dammam Airports Company (DACO), Fahd bin Sulaiman Al-Harbi, welcomed the start of the airline’s operations at King Fahd International Airport. Al-Harbi confirmed that DACO continues to develop new destinations to serve the people of the Eastern Province and its residents, pointing out that the airport is ready to receive tourists within strategic plans to develop air traffic and develop the passenger experience.

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