Wizz Air transported record 60.3 million passengers in 2023
16:10 - 22 January 2024
Wizz Air transported a record 60.3 million passengers in 2023, which is the Cypriot airline's highest ever yearly passenger traffic and a 32% increase compared to 2022.
In 2023 Wizz Air launched nearly a hundred new routes, took delivery of 32 brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft and flew 263 million kilometres combined.
In 2023 the airline completed 99.31% of its scheduled flights, which is the third result among all European airlines and well above industry average. Wizz Air also ranked in the TOP-3 airlines in Europe by the share of flights operated exactly on time.
It has been a year of records for Wizz Air: its average carbon emissions for 2023 amounted to 51.5 grams per passenger/km, 6.8% lower than in 2022. This represents Wizz Air’s lowest ever average annual carbon intensity result recorded in one calendar year, underpinning its leadership in the CO2 intensity reduction among competitors.
In 2023, Wizz Air became the choice of over 2.2 million passengers in Cyprus, a 71% increase compared to 2022. The airline offers 31 routes to 18 countries from its 4-aircraft base in Larnaca. Wizz Air operated 11063 flights to and from Cyprus in 2023, compared to 6826 flights in 2022, and at the same time significantly improved operational performance, reaching 99.63% completed flights rate.
Wizz Air’s Corporate Communication Manager, Zsuzsa Trubek, said: “We are proud and happy to have wrapped 2023 with record passenger traffic, ever-evolving network, advanced fleet and enhanced operational performance while maintaining the highest sustainability standards the industry. Cyprus is a key market in Wizz Air’s network, and we are proud to be able to double our capacity last year in the country and welcome so many more passengers than just a year before. We confirm our commitment to Cyprus with further investments this year, too. In 2024 we will be celebrating 20 years of liberating people’s lives through affordable travel, and we can’t wait to share all of the exciting adventures and unforgettable moments to come with our passengers."
Wizz Air was voted Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally at the CAPA - Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022-2023