Wizz Air launches flights between Abu Dhabi and Baku

The airline will operate a twice-weekly service between the two destinations

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will launch flights to Baku on August 14. Courtesy Wizz Air
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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will launch flights to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on August 14.

The twice-weekly service will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with fares staring from Dh179 ($48). Tickets are already on sale via the Wizz Air website and app.

Azerbaijan is currently welcoming tourists from a select number of countries, including the UAE. Visitors must either show proof that they have been fully vaccinated or present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in the country. Azerbaijan is on Abu Dhabi’s Green List, meaning travellers do not need to quarantine upon their return to the UAE capital.

Baku's Flame Towers. Courtesy Lloyd Alozie

The new service brings Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s network up to 29 destinations.

“We are once again adding a new and exciting destination to our route network,” says Kees Van Schaick, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. "Baku is a city like no other, with a unique fusion of cultures offering a wide variety for everyone, from hospitality, history to food and beverage. As restrictions across the world start to ease, we continue to provide more travel options for those with a desire to travel."

Known as the City of Winds, Baku is an intriguing mix of old and new. Its medieval, Unesco-listed old city, known locally as Icherisheher, sits adjacent to the imposing, ultra-modern Flame Towers and the distinctive Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Centre.

Home to twisting alleyways, artists' workshops, traditional markets and authentic restaurants, the old city is encircled by 12th-century walls, while the newer parts of Baku offer a delightful blend of Gothic, baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture, as well as grand boulevards lined with designer shops.

Updated: July 13, 2021, 7:42 AM