- Wizz Air carries 4.2 million passengers in December, 58.4% higher than December 2021.
- The airline carried 45.7 million passengers over the rolling 12-month period.
- Website traffic improves significantly from its lows in January 2022.
On Tuesday, Wizz Air revealed that it carried considerably more passengers in December compared to the prior year, as the aviation market continues its recovery.
The low-cost airline transported 4.2 million passengers in December, a rise of 58.4% over December 2021, with a load rate of 84.5%.
As for the rolling 12-month period, Wizz Air carried 45.7 million passengers, compared to just 21.7 million a year ago. Its load factor, which measures how full the plane is, increased 9.1 percentage points to 84.5% in comparison to the prior year.
The airline was able to recover after challenging 2021 conditions, with the majority of Europe still facing lockdown restrictions or travel restrictions, especially during the first half of the year. Less restrictions have been in place throughout 2022, and demand has been able to recover across several European carriers.
Wizz Air also launched new routes in December from Italy to Saudi Arabia and Austria to Saudi Arabia, as the firm continues to grow its network.
Finally the firm reported C02 emissions of 55.2 grams per passenger/km for the rolling 12 months to 31 December.
Meanwhile, organic traffic for Wizz Air has been solid during 2022. The airline has seen a dramatic rise in the number of customers visiting its website and is currently at its highest levels. Demand metrics have improved significantly since the lows of January 2022.