Wizz Air releases December 2015 traffic data

During December 2015, Wizz Air opened its 22nd operating base in Debrecen as well as expanding its fleet to 65 aircraft with the arrival of a second new Airbus A321ceo to its Budapest base.
These changes formed part of a 19% increase in available seat kilometres (ASKs) from 2,250,810,000 in December 2014 to 2,742,566,000 in December 2015. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) rose by 24% from 1,900,943,000 to 2,348,754,000 across the same respective periods, resulting in a load factor increase of 0.8 percentage points from 84.3% to 85.1% year-over-year.
Overall passenger numbers grew by 22% from 1,250,382 in December 2014 to 1,522,745 in December 2015. Passenger numbers for the rolling twelve months to December 2015 have also increased by 22% to 19,179,385 from 15,772,558 for the rolling twelve months to December 2014.
ASKs across the same respective periods have risen by 19% from 28,141,807,000 to 33,445,907,000 against a 21% RPK growth from 24,259,805,000 to 29,448,311,000. This means Wizz Air’s load factor for the rolling twelve months to December 2015 has increased by 1.6 percentage points year-over-year.
Finally, as well as announcing 11 new routes– five to Romania, three to Macedonia, two to Poland and one to Lithuania – December also saw Wizz Air say it will open a 23rd operating base in Iasi in Romania in July 2016.

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