Wizz Air grows passenger numbers by 18.3% in December, 19.6% in 2018

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LOAD FACTOR INCREASES 1.3 PPTS TO 88.8%

Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”) announces passenger statistics for December 2018.

In December 2018, Wizz Air continued to grow its network, enhance its operations and improve its customer offering with the following announcements:

  • Route network expansion with 14 new routes announced to/from UK (6x), Bulgaria (6x), Poland (1x) and Romania (1x).
  • Wizz Air UK company expansion with two additional aircraft to be deployed from summer 2019, taking the London Luton based fleet to 11 aircraft.
  • Base expansion in Bulgaria with a second based aircraft to be deployed in Varna from summer 2019.
  • Fleet expansion with the delivery of an additional brand new Airbus A321, taking Wizz Air’s current fleet to 106 aircraft.

 

  Month     Rolling 12 months to:  
  December

2018

December

2017

Change   31 December

2018

31 December

2017

Change
Capacity (seats) 2,994,546 2,569,600 +16.5%   36,612,246 30,932,218 +18.4%
Passengers* 2,660,104 2,247,891 +18.3%   33,814,122 28,271,159 +19.6%
Load Factor** 88.8% 87.5% +1.3ppts   92.4% 91.4% +1.0ppts

 

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

  Month     Rolling 12 months to:  
  December

2018

December

2017

Change   31 December

2018

31 December

2017

Change
Available Seat Kilometres (000s) 4,875,899 4,067,719 +19.9%   58,837,817 49,191,098 +19.6%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s) 4,350,987 3,574,059 +21.7%   54,433,284 45,063,670 +20.8%

 

Jan 3, 2019, 08:00

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