Network growth drives Wizz Air traffic rise of 11.2% in November

posted on 4th December 2018 by Justin Burns

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air grew its passenger traffic by 11.2 per cent in November on the back of starting new routes and growing its capacity.

The Central and Eastern Europe airline welcomed 2.4 million passengers and its load factor grew 2.9 percentage points to 91.2 per cent across its ever-growing network.

In the last 12 months, 33.4 million passengers have flown with Wizz Air, 19.7 per cent more than the previous 12 months and the load factor was 92.3 per cent, up 0.9 percentage points on the 12 months previously.

Last month, the carrier revealed Krakow in Poland would be its 26th base next summer and it announced further network expansion with 17 new routes to/from Poland and Ukraine (12), Hungary (two), Romania (two) and Lithuania (one).

Fleet expansion continued with the delivery of an additional brand new Airbus A321, taking Wizz Air’s current fleet to 105 aircraft.

The airline also inaugurated a new €30 million state-of-the-art pilot and cabin crew training centre in Budapest.  The facility currently operates two full motion simulators and can train up to 300 crew members on a daily basis.