Wizz Air’s March Passenger Numbers Grow

Wizz Air Airbus aircraft on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Wizz Air

It has been reported by LSE that Wizz Air’s March passenger figures have seen quite the increase compared to previous years.

This article will cover the details surrounding Wizz Air’s latest March passenger figures and what this means for the Hungarian low-cost carrier (LCC).

Wizz Air’s March Passenger Count

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Kicking things off, Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost carrier has carried a total of 4,778,980 passengers in March 2024. This figure is 12% higher than what the operator saw in March 2023.

Helped by the high passenger figure, the carrier’s capacity for March totalled 5,260,659 seats. This represents a 13.6% increase compared to March 2023. However, the operator’s load factor dropped to 90.8%, a decrease of 1.3%.

In terms of a 12 month rolling figure, as of March 31, 2024, Wizz Air has carried 62,015,792 passengers, representing a 21.4% increase when compared to the 12 month rolling figure as of March 31, 2023.

For their 12 month rolling figure of capacity, the operator had 68,813,271 seats available, which resulted in a load factor of 90.1%, representing an increase of 2.4%.

The operator has also restarted services to Tel Aviv in Israel from six of it’s operating bases, with further route resumptions set to take place in April, May and June.

Environmental Stats

From an environmental perspective, the Hungarian low-cost carrier had reported its lowest carbon emissions per passenger of 52 grams per passenger kilometre for 12 months as of March 31, 2024.

Additionally, for March 2024 alone, carbon emissions had increased by 1.3%, sitting at 51.5 grams per passenger kilometre when compared to March 2023’s carbon emissions.

Current Fleet

In terms of Wizz Air Holdings’ fleet count, they are as follows –

  • Wizz Air
    • 19 Airbus A320ceos.
    • 31 Airbus A321ceos.
    • 39 Airbus A321neos, 25 of which are parked due to the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine issues.
    • One Airbus A330-200 Freighter.
  • Wizz Air Abu Dhabi
    • Eight Airbus A321ceos.
    • Five Airbus A321neos.
  • Wizz Air Malta
    • 20 Airbus A320ceos.
    • Six Airbus A320neos, four of which are parked due to the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine issues.
    • 60 Airbus A321neos, 15 of which are parked due to the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine issues.
  • Wizz Air UK
    • Two Airbus A321ceos.
    • 17 Airbus A321neos, one of which is parked due to the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine issues.

In terms of future orders, the Hungarian operator still has a further 336 aircraft to be delivered. This is broken down as, 13 Airbus A320neos, 276 Airbus A321neos, and 47 Airbus A321XLRs.

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