Wizz Air passenger numbers rise by a quarter in November

Wizz Air passenger numbers rise by a quarter in November

Central and Eastern European budget carrier Wizz Air saw November passenger numbers rise by a quarter.

Last month’s carryings were up by 25.5% to 1.48 million as year-on-year capacity rose by 24.6% to 1.7 million seats.

The load factor increased marginally by 0.6 percentage points to 83.6%.

The November figures gave the carrier an improved rolling passenger total of almost 19 million, up 21.3%.

The airline signed its largest ever lease agreement for 11 Airbus A321ceo aircraft in the month and expanded its fleet to 64 aircraft with the arrival of its first A321ceo to its Budapest base.

Wizz Air is also set to open its 23rd base on July 1 next year with one Airbus A320 in Iasi, Romania.

Iasi is already served by the airline and will be its sixth Romanian airport with base operations.

The aircraft will increase the number of routes served from Iasi to eight and will triple the seat capacity to 265,000 in 2016.

The carrier will start five routes to Bologna, Catania, Larnaca, Rome Ciampino and Tel Aviv, initially with two flights a week and three to Bologna.

Frequencies on existing services to Iasi from Luton and Milan Bergamo will be increased.

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