JUNE 2020 TRAFFIC AND CO2 EMISSION STATISTICS WIZZ AIR OPERATED 25% OF ITS CAPACITY AT 52% LOAD FACTOR

Geneva, 2 July 2020: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger and CO2 emission statistics for June 2020.

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In June 2020, Wizz Air continued to grow its network and improve its customer offering as follows:

  • Wizz Air announced the opening of three new bases, the deployment of a total of nine aircraft and is launching 64 new routes to:
  • Bacău, Romania: new base with two aircraft and 12 new routes
  • Belgrade, Serbia: one additional aircraft, taking the base to three aircraft, adding nine new routes
  • Bucharest, Romania: seven new routes
  • Dortmund, Germany: new base with three aircraft and 18 new routes
  • Larnaca, Cyprus: one additional aircraft, taking the base to three aircraft, adding five new routes
  • St. Petersburg, Russia: new base with one aircraft and five new routes
  • Varna, Bulgaria: one additional aircraft, taking the base to three aircraft, adding eight new routes

 

  • Fleet expansion with the addition of the first two Airbus A320neo aircraft. These game-changing aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and deliver close to 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft. In addition, Pratt and Whitney’s GTF engine reduces fuel burn by 16% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 50%.

 

  • Wizz Air continuously operates at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines, with 57.9 grams per passenger/km for the rolling 12 months to 30 June 2020. For the month of June, emissions in grams per passenger/km were 64.3% higher due to the drop in load factor, while total CO2 emissions in tonnes decreased in line with capacity.
  Month     Rolling 12 months to:  
  June

2020

June

2019

Change   30 June

2020

30 June

2019

Change
Capacity (seats) 961,797 3,797,666 -74.7%   33,003,289 38,963,700 -15.3%
Passengers* 502,253 3,608,960 -86.1%   30,376,986 36,305,188 -16.3%
Load Factor** 52.2% 95.0% -42.8ppts   92.0% 93.2% -1.1ppts

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

 

Wizz Air Monthly CO2 Emission Statistics

  Month     Rolling 12 months to:  
  June

2020

June

2019

Change   30 June

2020

30 June

2019

Change
CO2 emissions in tonnes* 75,458 336,427 -77.6%   2,891,833 3,429,610 -15.7%
CO2 grams per passenger/km* 94.1 57.3 64.3%   57.9 58.0 -0.3%

*rounded to one decimal place

 

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

  Month     Rolling 12 months to:  
  June

2020

June

2019

Change   30 June

2020

30 June

2019

Change
Available Seat Kilometres (000s) 1,519,055 6,178,133 -75.4%   54,069,928 63,271,393 -14.5%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s) 802,145 5,875,555 -86.3%   49,966,884 59,084,609 -15.4%

 

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 123 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, one of the youngest airline fleets in the world and offers more than 710 routes from 33 bases, connecting 155 destinations across 45 countries. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40 million passengers in the past 12 months. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ.