Wizz says passenger numbers down 69% in October

posted on 3rd November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Wizz says passenger numbers down 69% in October

LONDON  – Wizz Air said passenger numbers were 69% lower this October compared to last October, as the pandemic continues to crush demand for flying.

Wizz said in a statement on Tuesday that its aircraft flew with a load factor of 66%, a measure of how full they are. Last October they flew with a load factor of 95%.

The low cost airline is one of the few in Europe to have continued to add new routes during the crisis. It will report its half-year results on Thursday.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK: ‘Wizz Air UK continues to lead the way in getting the UK flying again, safely We are delighted to be announcing yet more new routes for our UK customers, who we know want to travel, especially with the winter months looming. That’s why we are wasting no time by introducing exciting holiday destinations to our UK network, with genuinely affordable fares.