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Wizz Air Holdings - JANUARY 2020 TRAFFIC AND CO2 EMISSION STATISTICS

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Wizz Air Holdings PLC
04 February 2020
 

JANUARY 2020 TRAFFIC AND CO2 EMISSION STATISTICS

WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 23% TO 3.2M
LOAD FACTOR INCREASES BY 2PPTs TO 90%

Ticker:  WIZZ

Geneva, 4 February 2020: Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger and CO2 emission statistics for January 2020.

In January 2020, Wizz Air continued to grow its network and improve its customer offering as follows:

·      Wizz Air announced further expansion to Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg starting in summer 2020.

·      Route network expansion with the announcement of 18 routes: Albania (5x) Austria (5x), Bulgaria (3x), Hungary (1x), Lithuania (1x), Romania (1x), Slovakia (1x), United Kingdom (1x).

·      Base expansion with an additional Airbus A321 aircraft to its Vienna base from July 2020, taking the base to nine aircraft with five new routes and additional frequencies on existing routes.

·      Wizz Air continuously operates at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines. At 58.9 grams, CO2 emissions in grams per passenger/km for the month of January were 0.9% lower than in the same month last year.   

 

 

Month

 

 

Rolling 12 months to:

 

 

January

2020

January

2019

Change

 

31 January

2020

31 January

2019

Change

Capacity (seats)

3,492,244

2,915,508

19.8%

 

43,109,378

36,864,096

16.9%

Passengers*

3,151,622

2,569,229

22.7%

 

40,383,170

34,047,145

18.6%

Load Factor**

90.2%

88.1%

2.1ppts

 

93.7%

92.4%

1.3ppts

 

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

 

Wizz Air Monthly CO2 Emission Statistics

 

Month

 

 

Rolling 12 months to:

 

 

January

2020

January

2019

Change

 

31 January

2020

31 January

2019

Change

CO2 emissions in tonnes*

306,136

252,391

21.3%

 

3,788,246

3,237,818

17.0%

CO2 grams per passenger/km*

58.9

59.4

-0.9%

 

57.3

58.9

-2.8%

*rounded to one decimal place

 

 

 

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

 

Month

 

 

Rolling 12 months to:

 

 

January

2020

January

2019

Change

 

31 January

2020

31 January

2019

Change

Available Seat Kilometres (000s)

5,698,517

4,768,336

19.5%

 

70,374,364

59,385,430

18.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)

5,201,330

4,249,110

22.4%

 

66,124,312

54,935,352

20.4%

 

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, offers more than 710 routes from 25 bases, connecting 154 destinations across 45 countries. A team of more than 5,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40 million passengers in the past 12 months. WIZZ operates an all-Airbus fleet of 120 aircraft. Its A320s are equipped with 180 seats, its A321s with 230 seats and its A321neo aircraft with 239 seats. According to the latest data of the Swiss airline intelligence provider CH-Aviation, Wizz Air has one of the youngest airline fleets in the world. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named one of the world's top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world's only safety and product rating agency, and 2019 - Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards the only international awards that recognizes the year's most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry in the most important categories.

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For more information:

 

 

 

Investors:

Evelin Horvath, Wizz Air

+41 22 555 9863

 

 

 

Media:

Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air:

+36 1 777 9324

 

Edward Bridges / Jonathan Neilan, FTI Consulting LLP:

+44 20 3727 1017

 

 

 

 


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