Wizz Air updates on May 2024 traffic and CO2 emissions

June 4, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Wizz Air Holdings Plc (LON:WIZZ), one of the most sustainable European airlines, has announced passenger and CO2 emission statistics for May 2024.

In May 2024, Wizz Air carried 5,130,316 passengers at a load factor of 91.0%. Capacity operated during the month was up 1.2% yoy, reflecting the continuing impact of GTF engine-related groundings. The load factor improved by 0.7ppts versus last year, reflecting strong management action in balancing passenger volumes and yield progression.

During the month:

–       Wizz Air celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first flight from Katowice to London Luton which took place in May 2004.

–       Wizz Air was named Best Low-Cost Airline in Central and Eastern Europe and was recognized for the Best Cabin Crew from passengers in the region, at the CEESAR awards.

–       For the month of May, CO2 emissions were 52.9 grams per passenger/km. This is 1.5% higher than the same month last year, given suboptimal fleet mix due to the A321neo groundings.

Month Rolling 12 months  
May2024 May2023 Change**   May2024 May2023 Change
Capacity (seats) 5,638,820 5,569,712 1.2% 68,902,836 59,826,822 15.2%
Passengers* 5,130,316 5,026,575 2.1% 62,104,306 52,183,446 16.8%
Load Factor** 91.0% 90.2% 0.7ppts 90.1% 88.9% 1.2ppts

*booked passengers

**rounded to one decimal place

Wizz Air Monthly CO2 Emission Statistics*

Month Rolling 12 months  
May2024 May2023 Change**   May2024 May2023 Change  
CO2 emissions in tonnes 472,531 463,696 1.9% 5,732,777 4,844,561 18.3%  
CO2 grams per passenger/km** 52.9 52.1 1.5% 52.2 52.9 -1.4%  

* excluding cargo flights

**rounded to one decimal place

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