Wizz Air registers more than 4 mln passengers in June
Discount airline Wizz Air says that it carried some 4.34 million passengers in June 2022, representing an increase of 179% compared to June 2021.
Over the past 12 months, Wizz Air has undergone a rapid network expansion. The expansion has brought the airline's total number of routes to over 1,000 and passengers can now fly to more than 190 destinations
The airline also put 27 ultra-modern and efficient Airbus aircraft into service over the past year. Wizz's Airbus fleet, equipped with the latest technologies, is an integral part of the airline's sustainability strategy and supports its goal to reduce carbon emissions per passenger kilometer by 25% by 2030. Earlier this year, Wizz Air and Airbus jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the potential of hydrogen-powered aircraft operations.
The orders placed with Airbus support Wizz Air's goal of becoming an airline with 500 aircraft by the end of the decade. The order book currently consists of 13 A320neo, 255 A321neo, and 47 A321XLR aircraft, plus an option order for 15 A321neo and a purchase option for 75 A321neo, for a total of 411 aircraft.
"We are proud that a record number of passengers chose our airline in June. Despite the airline industry's oft-repeated challenges, we have grown significantly over the past year and have laid the foundations that will ensure WIZZ continues to expand over the next decade. Our order for more than 400 Airbus aircraft is a real game changer for the airline, as these aircraft will provide the lowest ecological footprint per passenger, supporting our ambitious WIZZ500 strategy. We would like to thank our loyal passengers for continuing to choose Wizz Air because of our affordable fares, diverse route network, young and green fleet, and great onboard service," said Zsuzsa Trubek, Wizz Air spokesperson.
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