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RadarBox: Wizz Air Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Movement Statistics

LONDON – According to data from RadarBox.com, Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has exceeded pre-pandemic movement statistics comfortably.

The carrier has been launching new routes left, right, and center, and this, of course, has been reflected in the statistics outlined by the flight tracking company.

So without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…

The Numbers…


For October 29-November 5, the carrier handled 778 movements based on the seven-day rolling average, which is an increase of 3.05% compared to the same period last year.

This also means that Wizz has exceeded pre-pandemic numbers by around 57 movements, which is a strong starting point for the carrier to continue growing on.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data for the carrier:

Date2019 Numbers2021 Numbers2022 NumbersPercentage Difference (2022 vs. 2021)
October 1-8628 movements755 movements791 movements+4.77%
October 8-15637 movements752 movements788 movements+4.79%
October 15-22685 movements760 movements772 movements+1.58%
October 21-29787 movements761 movements791 movements+3.94%

What we can see from that data is that Wizz did exceed pre-pandemic numbers comfortably last year, but this has been consistently followed in 2022 so far as well.

Multiple Route Launches Recently…


The carrier has used 2022 as a year of rapid growth, especially with the number of new routes announced in the last few weeks.

On October 12, the carrier announced that it would be launching services between Luton and Amman, as well as increasing frequencies on its Gatwick-Tel Aviv rotation as well.

By October 17, it was revealed that their Abu Dhabi subsidiary would be launching flights to Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

On November 1, the carrier further added to its Gatwick announcement with the following seven new routes which have already launched:

Wizz Air additional flight list from Gatwick Airport

The inaugural flights from London Luton Airport commenced on 30th October with the launch of daily flights to Prague, the enchanting capital of the Czech Republic, which offers visitors impressive heritage sites, alluring architecture, and buzzing nightlife.

For travelers eager to soak up some winter sun, twice weekly flights to Sharm El Sheikh launched on 31st October, a coastal resort known for its crystal-clear waters and idyllic year-round temperatures. Flights to the Estonian capital of Tallinn and the sunny beach resort of Hurghada take off today.

By November 3, the airline celebrated the start of its operations at Leeds Bradford with the launch of seven new routes to Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Gdansk, Krakow, Katowice, Wroclaw, and Warsaw:

Schedule of Wizz Air flights from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Then, on that same day, the airline announced a new from London Gatwick to Lyon, which will launch on January 10, 2023.

Overall…


It remains clear that Wizz Air is performing and expanding really well, with no limit currently in sight for the carrier at this present moment.

Looking ahead to the future, the introduction of the Airbus A321XLR will provide a game-changing difference to the low-cost carrier and will open up new revenue streams for the airline.

But for now, all eyes are on Wizz Air to see how much further they can take their business model, which will no doubt result in further success down the road.

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