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01/03/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 01:10

DECEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC STATISTICS

RNS Number : 7751A Wizz Air Holdings PLC 03 January 2018

DECEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC STATISTICS

WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 20%

DOCUMENTATION SIGNED FOR THE ORDER OF 146 AIRBUS A320NEO

FAMILY AIRCRAFT

Ticker: WIZZ

Geneva, 3 January 2018: Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for December 2017.

In December 2017, Wizz Air continued to expand its network, operations and customer offering with the following announcements:

  • · Route network expansion with four new routes announced to/from the UK (3x) and Latvia (1x).

  • · Fleet expansion with the delivery of a brand new Airbus A321ceo aircraft, taking the fleet number to a total of 88.

  • · Completed and signed documentation with Airbus for the recently ordered 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft securing growth plans and improving cost position to 2026.

  • · Winning the title of European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100 and also recognized at Sky Awards as Best Low-Cost Airline, and Passengers' Most Preferred Choice for its great performance on the Bulgarian market in 2017.

Month

Rolling 12 months to:

C apacity (seats)

Passengers*

Load Factor**

December

2017

December

2016

Change

2,569,600

2,151,260

+19.4%

2,247,891

1,877,119

+19.8%

87.5%

87.3%

+0.2ppts

31 December

2017

31 December

2016

Change

30,932,218

25,567,420

+21.0%

28,271,159

22,782,948

+ 24.1%

91.4%

89.1%

+2.3ppts

*booked passengers **rounded to one decimal place

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 88 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 550 routes from 27 bases, connecting 144 destinations across 43 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23.8 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2017. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renown annual publication that recognizes the year's most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.

Additional Wizz Air Operational Statistics

Month

Rolling 12 months to:

Available Seat Kilometres (000s)

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (000s)

December

2017

December

2016

Change

4,067,719

3,414,059

+19.1%

3,574,059

2,985,337

+19.7%

31 December

2017

31 December

2016

Change

49,191,098

40,136,464

+22.6%

45,063,670

35,829,836

+25.8%

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For more information:

Investors:

Balint Veres, Wizz Air:

+36 1 777 9349

Me d ia :

Sorina Ratz, Wizz Air:

+36 1 777 9304

Edward Bridges / Jonathan Neilan, FTI Consulting LLP:

+44 20 3727 1017

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