Wizz Air Holdings (LON:WIZZ)

Wizz Air Holdings (LON:WIZZ)


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Wizz Air Holdings RNS Release

March 2019 Traffic Statistics


RNS Number : 7569U
Wizz Air Holdings PLC
02 April 2019
 

MARCH 2019 TRAFFIC STATISTICS

 

WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 10%

LOAD FACTOR INCREASES 2.6 PPTS TO 94.1%

 

Ticker:  WIZZ

 

Geneva, 2 April 2019: Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for March 2019.

 

In March 2019, Wizz Air continued to grow its network and improve its customer offering with the following announcements:

 

·      Route network expansion with 15 new routes announced to/from Poland (9x), Romania (2x), UK (1x), Ukraine (1x), Serbia (1x), and Moldova (1x).

·      Fleet expansion with the delivery of two brand new Airbus 321neo aircraft and two brand new Airbus 321ceo aircraft. The arrival of the game-changing Airbus A321neo aircraft is a significant milestone for the Company. The Airbus A321neo is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, features the widest single-aisle cabin with 239 seats in a single class configuration and offers Wizz Air maximum flexibility, fuel efficiency and lowest possible operating costs. The Wizz Air fleet was 112 aircraft at the end of March.

·      Wizz Air was named The Best Low-Cost Airline of the Year in the CEE region in 2018 and received the Best Cabin Crew award as part of the annual CESAAR awards.

 

 


Month



Rolling 12 months to:



March

2019

March

2018

Change


31 March

2019

31 March

2018

Change

Capacity (seats)

2,892,696

2,706,432

+6.9%


37,266,876

32,438,754

14.9%

Passengers*

2,721,959

2,476,153

+9.9%


34,566,688

29,632,357

16.7%

Load Factor**

94.1%

91.5%

2.6ppts


92.8%

91.3%

1.4ppts

 

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

 

 

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 112 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 650 routes from 25 bases, connecting 146 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of over 34 million passengers in the past 12 months. 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 recently received the highest 7-star safety rating by airlineratings.com, the world's only safety and product rating agency, and was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year's most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.

 

 

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

 


Month



Rolling 12 months to:



March

2019

March

2018

Change


31 March

2019

31 March

2018

Change

Available Seat Kilometres (000s)

4,728,089

4,302,205

9.9%


60,283,961

51,536,986

17.0%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)

4,454,924

3,954,048

12.7%


55,993,952

47,209,679

18.6%

 

 

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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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