NOVEMBER 2022 TRAFFIC AND CO2 EMISSION STATISTICS

posted on 2nd December 2022 by Gemma Keen
NOVEMBER 2022 TRAFFIC AND CO2 EMISSION STATISTICS

Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the fastest growing and one of the most sustainable European airlines, today announces passenger and CO2 emission statistics for November 2022.

In November 2022, Wizz Air carried 3,682,516 passengers, representing a 69.6% increase compared to November 2021, at a load factor of 88.1%.

Wizz Air continued to grow its network and improve its customer offering in November, including:

  • Wizz Air has been named Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year at the inaugural CAPA (Centre for Aviation) Asia Aviation Summit and Sustainability Expo in Singapore. The CAPA Environmental Sustainability Awards for Excellence recognise airlines and airports who put climate change at the forefront of their business and strive for carbon neutrality.
  • Wizz Air has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with OMV, an oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, for the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) between 2023 and 2030. The MoU gives Wizz Air the opportunity to purchase up to 185,000 metric tons of SAF from OMV.
  • Wizz Air has announced further expansion at its Larnaca base in Cyprus. The allocation of two more A321NEOs will grow the base to a total of four aircraft. They will operate 32 routes to cities in 18 countries, including to Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and growing frequencies to Athens, London Luton, Prague, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki and Yerevan.
  • Wizz Air continuously operates amongst the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines, with 55.7 grams per passenger/km for the rolling 12 months to 30 November 2022. For the month of November CO2 emissions were 53.3 grams per passenger/km (16.2% lower compared to same month last year).
Month Rolling 12 months***  
November

2022

November

2021

Change**   30 November

2022

30 November

2021

Change
Capacity (seats) 4,180,104 2,853,998 46.5% 51,224,336 26,576,249 92.7%
Passengers* 3,682,516 2,171,581 69.6% 44,119,936 19,750,190 123.4%
Load Factor** 88.1% 76.1% 12.0ppts 86.1% 74.3% 11.8ppts

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

***adjusted to exclude non-revenue flights

Wizz Air Monthly CO2 Emission Statistics**

Month Rolling 12 months to:
November 2022 November

2021

Change*   30 November

2022

30 November

2021

Change
CO2 emissions in tonnes 343,874 224,019 53.5% 4,071,974 2,069,258 96.8%
CO2 grams per passenger/km* 53.3 63.6 -16.2% 55.7 66.2 -15.8%

*rounded to one decimal place

**excluding cargo flights