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Wizz Air Holdings PLC
04 October 2016
 

September 2016 TRAFFIC STATISTICS:

WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 18%

Ticker:  WIZZ

 

Geneva, 4 October 2016: Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for September 2016.

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

·  The openning of Wizz Air's 25th operating base in Kutaisi, Georgia.

·  The commencement of 10 new routes to/from Georgia (x7), Hungary (x2), and Lithuania (x1).

·  Fleet expansion with the basing of 2 new aircraft in Budapest and Katowice from early 2017.

·  The announcement of 17 new routes to/from Romania (x4), Poland (x7), Hungary (x4) and Bulgaria (x2).

·  Expansion of its network to 129 airports with 4 new destinations on sale to/from Satu Mare in Romania, Eilat in Israel, Faro in Portugal, and Lamezia Terme in Italy.


Month



Rolling 12 months to:



September2016

September 2015

Change


30 September 2016

30 September 2015

Change

Capacity (seats)

2,333,850

1,994,760

+17.0%


24,631,560

20,829,600

+18.3%

Passengers*

2,137,569

1,812,795

+17.9%


21,829,795

18,286,705

+19.4%

Load Factor**

91.6%

90.9%

+0.7ppts


88.6%

87.8%

+0.8ppts

 

*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 73 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 450 routes from 25 bases, connecting 129 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:



September 2016

September
2015

Change


30 September 2016

30 September
2015

Change

Available Seat Kilometres (000s)

3,677,766

3,078,313

+19.5%


38,373,393

31,883,988

+20.4%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)

3,371,125

2,794,804

+20.6%


34,095,665

28,002,762

+21.8%

 

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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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