Wizz Air’s March passenger numbers up 21%

Wizz Air Holdings has reported its passenger statistics for March 2016 and the first quarter of the calendar year.

In March, the number of seats offered rose by 19.5% to 1,923,620 from 1,610,280 in March 2015, while the number of booked passengers was up by 20.8% at 1,660,061 compared with last March’s figure of 1,374,272. The load factor for the month was 86.3%, up 1.0 percentage point from 85.3% in March 2015.

For the rolling 12 months to 31 March 2016, the total number of seast on sale was 22,654,100, a 19.2% increase over the 19,012,860 offered in rolling 12 months to 31 March 2015. The number of booked passengers for the recent period was 19,981,377, compared with 16,482,468 for the period ended 31 March 2015, a 21.2% increase. The load factors for the respective periods were 88.2% and 86.7%, showing a 1.5 pp rise for the more recent rolling 12 months.

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