Wizz Air today reveals they transported 60.3 million people in 2023.
The result is the highest ever yearly passenger traffic numbers for Wizz, and a 32% increase compared to 2022. In 2023, Wizz Air launched nearly a hundred new routes, took delivery of 32 brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft and flew 263 million kilometres combined.
In 2023 the airline completed 99.31% of its scheduled flights, which is the third best among all European airlines and well above the industry average.
Wizz Air also ranked in the top three airlines in Europe for share of flights operated exactly on time.
In 2023, Wizz Air increased its capacity by 23% and introduced over 10 new routes from the UK, operating from 7 airports, including 2 bases – London Luton and London Gatwick.
The airline operated over 59,000 flights to and from the UK, 11% more than in 2022, and at the same time improved operational performance.
The airline also completed its first fully electric turnarounds in Rome and Budapest, building on its sustainability credentials. Wizz Air also made a significant investment of £5 million into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) research and development.
The airline is backing biofuels firm Firefly Green Fuels to supply SAF to its UK operations from 2028, with up to 525,000 tonnes over 15 years.
The airline sponsored its first running event in the UK – Wizz Air Hackney Half– and will continue the partnership in 2024.
Zsuzsa Trubek, Wizz Air’s Corporate Communication Manager, said: “We are proud to have finished 2023 with record passenger numbers, an ever-evolving network, advanced fleet and enhanced operational performance.
“The UK is a key market in the Wizz Air network, and we are looking forward to growing with further investments in 2024. We will celebrate 20 years of affordable travel with Wizz Air in 2024, and we can’t wait to share more exciting adventures with passengers and welcome them onboard.”
*According to CAPA – Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022-2023