WIZZ AIR CARRIED 2,977,000 PASSENGERS

posted on 2nd November 2021 by Gemma Keen
WIZZ AIR CARRIED 2,977,000 PASSENGERS

OCTOBER 2021 TRAFFIC AND CO2 EMISSION STATISTICS

WIZZ AIR CARRIED 2,977,000 PASSENGERS

Geneva, 2 November 2021: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the fastest-growing European airline, today announces passenger and CO2 emission statistics for October 2021.

In October 2021, Wizz Air carried 2,977,000 passengers at a load factor of 79.5%. Wizz Air continued to grow its network and improve its customer offering as follows:

  • Wizz Air announced its major expansion in the Ukrainian market, doubling its capacity there. The expansion comes as a result of Ukraine signing the Open Skies agreement with EU on 12 October 2021. The new investment will increase its current fleet to eight aircraft in Kyiv International Airport and to three aircraft in Lviv International Airport from summer 2022.
  • Wizz Air announced the opening of its seventh Italian base, at Venice Marco Polo airport. With two Airbus A321neo aircraft and with the launch of four new domestic services and 12 international destinations Wizz Air continues to grow its Italian offer.
  • Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announced a new route connecting Moscow with Abu Dhabi from December 2021.
  • Wizz Air was named Airline of the Year at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards. Airline Economics praised Wizz Air for its handling of the pandemic. The award was based on criteria including: profit, debt, load figures, RPK (revenue passenger kilometers), orders, routes held and expansion activity.
  • Wizz Air continuously operates amongst the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines, with 66.6 grams per passenger/km for the rolling 12 months to 31 October 2021. For the month of October, emissions in grams per passenger/km were 15.4% lower compared to same month last year, as we witness an improvement in load factors over same time.
Month Rolling 12 months to:  
October

2021

October 2020 Change**   31 October

2021

31 October

2020

Change
Capacity (seats) 3,743,804 1,739,687 115.2% 24,391,390 27,358,294 -10.8%
Passengers* 2,977,286 1,146,227 159.7% 18,035,096 21,849,693 -17.5%
Load Factor** 79.5% 65.9% 13.6ppts 73.9% 79.9% -5.9ppts

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

Wizz Air Monthly CO2 Emission Statistics

Month Rolling 12 months to:
October

2021

October

2020

Change*   31 October

2021

31 October

2020

Change
CO2 emissions in tonnes* 295,287 134,218 120.0% 1,896,667 2,307,262 -17.8%
CO2 grams per passenger/km* 61.9 73.2 -15.4% 66.6 64.0 4.1%

*rounded to one decimal place

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

Month Rolling 12 months to:  
October

2021

October

2020

Change*   31 October

2021

31 October

2020

Change
Available Seat Kilometres (000s) 6,057,311 2,702,619 124.1% 38,457,737 44,709,815 -14.0%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s) 4,769,006 1,832,898 160.2% 28,475,471 36,066,823 -21.0%

*rounded to one decimal place