You'll soon be able to fly from Dammam to Rome, Vienna and Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air is launching the new routes at the end of September 2022…

Travellers looking to fly out of Saudi Arabia will have new destinations to select from as Europe’s low-cost airline Wizz Air is introducing new routes to Europe and the UAE.

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From September, the carrier will commence flights to Rome and Vienna from Dammam, while the first flight from Dammam to Abu Dhabi will begin on November 2. While services will not start until then, booking is open now for passengers wanting to plan ahead.

Flights to Rome

From September 28, Wizz Air will begin a new service from Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport to Rome, operating a twice-weekly direct flight.

Rome Colosseum

A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s capital is one of the world’s most romantic, historic and charismatic cities. The city’s centre is on the Unesco World Heritage List, and the Eternal City has over 900 churches and 3,000 years of ad-hoc urban development to explore, with countless basilicas, piazzas and statues. Unmissable sights include St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum.

You can now book flights to Rome from around SAR161 one way via the Wizz Air website or the airline’s mobile app.

Flights to Vienna

Then, on September 30, two new direct flights per week from Dammam will be added, servicing the Austrian city of Vienna, known for its rich history and architecture and reachable in less than six hours.


Located on the banks of the Danube River, Vienna has many great sightseeing opportunities and an unmistakably cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is also one of the world’s greenest and most visited cities and is renowned for its Imperial Palaces and magnificent museums.

You can now book flights to Vienna from around SAR221 one way via the Wizz Air website or the airline’s mobile app.

Flights to Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi route will be operated by Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air’s joint venture airline with ADQ. Operating four times per week starting on November 2, the new route means travellers can easily explore the wonders of the UAE’s capital.

Abu Dhabi louvre

Blessed with stunning beach resorts, excellent cultural offerings and exciting attractions, the family-friendly destination offers an enriching historical experience to explore with a plethora of relaxation and adventure options to suit all ages.

You can now book flights to Abu Dhabi from around SAR446 one way via the Wizz Air website or the airline’s mobile app.

Affordable travel opportunities

The new destinations are the first step towards a growing presence in the Kingdom. And thanks to Wizz Air, it makes flying more affordable for KSA residents by offering the lowest fares.

What’s more, with WIZZ Flex, passengers can cancel their flight up to three hours before departure without any fee and receive 100 per cent of the fare immediately reimbursed in airline credit.

Robert Carey, president of Wizz Air, said, “Our regular flights to Dammam will provide year-round sunshine for tourists and a mix of destinations for residents of the Kingdom. Unlocking travel opportunities for everyone is the core of our brand, and we will keep delivering on that by granting access to travellers to and from Saudi to our incredibly low fares. The WIZZ team is looking forward to welcoming passengers of all ages on board our modern, young, and green aircraft soon and supporting the 2030 vision.”

Commenting on the new destinations, Fahd bin Sulaiman Al-Harbi, CEO of Dammam Airports Company, said, “We are very happy to welcome Wizz Air flights at King Fahd International Airport. We are ready to welcome tourists and impress them with the beauty of Dammam.”

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