DUBAI: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is operating two flights per week to Greece, with one-way fares from 199 dirhams ($54), as travel restrictions for UAE residents ease.
The airline currently flies to Thessaloniki every Thursday. It will fly twice per week on Thursdays and Sundays from July, and on Mondays and Fridays from June.
Greece’s second city has a number of landmarks from Byzantine churches to ancient ruins. Ferries run from the port to a number of Greek islands including Skopelos, where the hit movie “Mamma Mia” was filmed.
Permanent residents of the UAE have been allowed to enter Greece without quarantine since April 19, provided they present a negative PCR test 72 hours before the arrival or a vaccination certificate.
“Athens and Thessaloniki provide incredible historic and cultural experiences and we look forward to enabling people to witness all that Greece has to offer,” Kees Van Schaick, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said in a statement.
Passengers will be subject to COVID-19 precautionary measures on their travel, including social distancing guidelines.
The aviation industry is anticipating improved traffic during the summer, as countries double down on their local vaccination drives.