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Wizz Air grows passenger numbers in August to a record 4 million

Wizz Air Holdings PLC (LON:WIZZ), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced passenger and CO2 emission statistics for August 2019.

In August 2019, Wizz Air continued to grow its network and improve its customer offering as follows:

·      Route network expansion with the announcement of 23 new routes from/to: Ukraine (7x), Georgia (2x), United Kingdom (8x), Vienna (6x). These new routes also mark entry into three new markets: Edinburgh, London Southend and Odessa.

·      Fleet expansion with the delivery of two brand new Airbus 321neo aircraft and two brand new Airbus 321ceo aircraft, taking the fleet to 119 aircraft.

·      Base expansion with the allocation of two additional aircraft to Vienna, taking it to eight based aircraft, as well as one additional aircraft to Skopje, taking it to five based aircraft.

·      Wizz Air surpassed the 4 million monthly passenger mark for the first time.

·      Wizz Air continuously operates at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines. CO2 emissions for the month of August were 2.1% lower than the same month last year, at 56.1 grams per passenger/km.   

MonthAug-19Aug-18Change
Capacity (seats)4,193,6623,636,18215.30%
Passengers*4,036,9143,476,09116.10%
Load Factor**96.30%95.60%0.7ppts
Rolling 12 months to:31 August 201931 August 2018Change
Capacity (seats)39,936,39435,172,26413.50%
Passengers*37,272,26432,291,75515.40%
Load Factor**93.30%91.80%1.5ppts

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

MonthAug-19Aug-18Change
Available Seat Kilometres (000s)6,840,1375,842,65717.10%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)6,599,6535,592,40618.00%
Rolling 12 months to:31 August 201931 August 2018Change
Available Seat Kilometres (000s)65,042,34356,141,21315.90%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)60,850,21351,658,54417.80%

Wizz Air Monthly CO2 Emission Statistics

MonthAug-19Aug-18Change
CO2 emissions in tonnes*370,052320,33015.50%
CO2 grams per passenger/km*56.157.3-2.10%
Rolling 12 months to:31 August 201931 August 2018Change
CO2 emissions in tonnes*3,513,8303,071,88514.40%
CO2 grams per passenger/km*57.759.5-2.90%

*rounded to one decimal place

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 119 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 650 routes from 25 bases, connecting 150 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of over 36 million passengers in the past 12 months. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company recently received the highest 7-star safety rating by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and was recently named 2017 – European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.