Wizz Air Holdings Plc announced the air traffic statistic for the last month and reported a healthy growth in passenger numbers in October.
The seat capacity announced by the carrier for October 2017 was 2,892,632, which is a 27.5% increase compared to the same month previous year, where the numbers stood at 2,269,190. The growth in passengers for October is 30.5% compared to 2016. Last month Wizz Air carried 2,663,937 travelers, while in October 2016 the number was 2,041,639. The load factor grew by 2.1 ppts and reached 92.1%.
The largest LLC for Central and Eastern Europe also expanded its operations and services in October 2017. The new routes added by the carrier include 5 flights to/from Georgia , 2 for Romania, 2 for Poland, 1 for Hungary, 1 for Bulgaria, 1 for Lithuania, and 1 for Moldova. The total number of new services amounts to thirteen. Athens, Greece was also added to the 144 destinations serviced by Wizz Air.
In addition to that, the airline applied for a UK Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) showing its determination to continue connecting Britain with the rest of Europe.
Another significant step undertaken by Wizz Air was adopting a new baggage policy by eliminating paid-for cabin bags.