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Wizz Air Holdings - March 2020 Traffic and CO2 Emission Statistics

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Wizz Air Holdings PLC
02 April 2020
 

MARCH 2020 TRAFFIC AND CO2 EMISSION STATISTICS

 

WIZZ AIR CARRIES 1.8 MILLION PASSENGERS

AT 92% LOAD FACTOR

 

Ticker:  WIZZ

 

Geneva, 2 April 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 March 2020.

 

In March 2020, Wizz Air continued its operations as follows:

 

·      As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions introduced by governments across Europe, Wizz Air had to reduce its capacity by 34% year-on-year for the month of March.

·      Wizz Air operated rescue flights throughout the month of March from Germany to Ukraine, from Malta and Croatia to North Macedonia as well as from North America to Hungary in cooperation with governments and organizations in order to bring passengers back to their home countries.

·      Wizz Air is operating flights between China and Hungary in order to deliver medical equipment such as protective gear and coronavirus test kits ordered by the Hungarian government.

·      Air Transport World (ATW) named Wizz Air the ATW 2020 Airline of the Year. It is the first time that the award has been bestowed on an ultra-low-cost carrier.

·      Wizz Air continuously operates at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines. At 55 grams, CO2 emissions in grams per passenger/km for the month of March were 3.4% lower, while total CO2 emissions in tonnes also decreased in line with capacity.

 


Month



Rolling 12 months to:



March

2020

March

2019

Change


31 March

2020

31 March

2019

Change

Capacity (seats)

1,907,408

2,892,696

-34.1%


42,800,863

37,266,876

14.8%

Passengers*

1,754,032

2,721,959

-35.6%


40,038,382

34,566,688

15.8%

Load Factor**

92.0%

94.1%

-2.1ppts


93.5%

92.8%

0.8ppts

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

 

 

Wizz Air Monthly CO2 Emission Statistics

 


Month



Rolling 12 months to:


 

March

2020

March

2019

Change


31 March

2020

31 March

2019

Change

CO2 emissions in tonnes*

163,813

253,629

-35.4%


3,759,801

3,277,836

14.7%

CO2 grams per passenger/km*

55.0

56.9

-3.4%


57.2

58.5

-2.2%

*rounded to one decimal place

 

 

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

 


Month



Rolling 12 months to:



March

2020

March

2019

Change


31 March

2020

31 March

2019

Change

Available Seat Kilometres (000s)

3,219,483

4,728,089

-31.9%


69,993,573

60,283,961

16.1%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)

2,979,457

4,454,924

-33.1%


65,698,202

55,993,952

17.3%

 

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 121 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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