Wizz Air releases January traffic and emissions stats

A Wizz Air Airbus banking gently after takeoff.
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LONDON – Wizz Air, the fastest growing and one of the most sustainable European airlines, has announced its passenger and CO2 emission statistics for January 2023.

In January 2023, Wizz Air carried 4,149,850 passengers, representing a 73.1% increase compared to January 2022, at a load factor of 86.0%.

Wizz Air continued to grow its network and improve its customer offering across January. Highlights have included:

Flights to Istanbul, Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey were announced. The routes will commence as of March 2023 connecting Turkey with Hungary, Romania, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

Wizz Air inaugurated three new connections between Bucharest and Jeddah, Budapest and Jeddah and Rome and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The airline is currently operating 12 routes to Saudi Arabia from its main bases in Europe.

The airline also announced its biggest Armenian route development from Yerevan to Katowice, Prague, Dortmund, and Sofia. The new routes will be served twice a week starting from April and June 2023.

On 16 January 2023, Airline Economics magazine awarded Wizz Air “European Capital Markets Deal of the Year” for its 500m euro bond issued in 2022.

Emissions statistics

Wizz Air continuously operates amongst the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines, with 54.6 grams per passenger/km for the rolling 12 months to 31 January 2023.

For the month of January CO2 emissions were 51.2 grams per passenger/km (14.5% lower compared to same month last year).

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air, the fastest growing European ultra-low-cost airline and one of the most sustainable, operates a fleet of 177 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40.0 million passengers in the financial year F20 ending 31 March, 2020 and 27.1 million passengers in the financial year F22 ending 31 March 2022.

Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency.

The carrier also gained the 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service. 

Wizz Air is a recipient of CAPA’s prestigious Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the year award, 2022.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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