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Wizz Air Holdings PLC
05 September 2016
 

AUGUST 2016 TRAFFIC STATISTICS:

 

WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 17%

 

Ticker:  WIZZ

 

Geneva, 5 September 2016: Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for August 2016. 

 

In August 2016, Wizz Air continued to expand its customer offering and strengthen its network with the following announcements:

 

·      Launch of the new WIZZ website on all distribution platforms.

·      Announced ten new routes to/from Bosnia and Herzegovina (x6) and Serbia (x4).

·      Announced additional aircraft to Bosnia and Herzegovina (x1) and Serbia (x1)

·      Commenced 18 new routes to/from Romania (x7), Serbia (x3), Montenegro (x2), Poland (x2), Bulgaria (x1), Hungary (x1), Lithuania (x1), and Ukraine (x1).

·      Opened seventh Romanian base in Sibiu with one A320 aircraft.

 


Month



Rolling 12 months to:



August 2016

August 2015

Change


31 August 2016

31 August 2015

Change

Capacity (seats)

2,496,410

2,134,440

+17.0%


24,292,470

20,528,460

+18.3%

Passengers*

2,320,990

1,990,323

+16.6%


21,505,021

17,956,458

+19.8%

Load Factor**

93.0%

93.2%

-0.3ppts


88.5%

87.5%

+1.1ppts

 

*booked passengers

**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 71 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 450 routes from 25 bases, connecting 124 destinations across 38 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 2,800 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 20 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2016. 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 was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines.

 

 

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

 


Month



Rolling 12 months to:



August

2016

August
2015

Change


31 August 2016

31 August
2015

Change

Available Seat Kilometres (000s)

3,928,296

3,286,801

+19.5%


37,773,940

31,428,489

+20.2%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)

3,660,907

3,065,905

+19.4%


33,519,344

27,497,199

+21.9%

 

 

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For more information:




Investors:

Iain Wetherall, Wizz Air:

+41 22 555 9873


Balint Veres, Wizz Air:

+36 1 777 9349




Media:

Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air:

+36 1 777 9324


Edward Bridges / Jonathan Neilan, FTI Consulting LLP:

+44 20 3727 1017

 


This information is provided by RNS
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