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Wizz Air enjoys 22 per cent surge in passengers

Wizz Air adds London Luton to Sibiu route

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air increased its passenger traffic by 22.2 per cent last month as it continued its expansion plans.

Budapest-based Wizz, which specialises in serving central and eastern Europe, carried 2.4 million passengers in May – up from 1.96 million in the same month last year.

Over the last 12 months, the airline has increased traffic by 20.3 per cent to 24.7 million passengers, while capacity has risen by 17.4 per cent to 27.4 million seats. Wizz has also improved its load factors from 88.3 per cent to 90.5 per cent over the same period.

Wizz is due to expand its operations from Luton later this month with three new routes to Kutaisi in Georgia, from June 18, followed by the launch of services to Tel Aviv, Israel, and Pristina in Kosovo, both on June 24.

The routes to Kutaisi and Pristina will operate two times per week, while the Tel Aviv service will be four times per week.

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