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Wizz Air’s Dynamic December: Milestones And Expansion Across Regions

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi marks a record year in 2023, doubling flights and serving three million passengers.

A Wizz Air A321neo taxing at Milan Malpensa Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

In December 2023, Wizz Air, a prominent European low-cost carrier, celebrated several milestones and expansions, emphasizing its growing influence in the airline industry.

In 2023, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, achieved outstanding operational results. The airline, a joint venture between the sovereign wealth fund ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings PLC, doubled its flight operations and passenger count, carrying three million passengers.

This year, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi added four new A321 aircraft, taking the total fleet to 12 aircraft, and increased its seat capacity by 135% to 3.7 million seats on sale. The airline has grown in headcount by 100% in 2023.

Market Growth

This month, Wizz Air also expanded its footprint in Georgia by introducing a fourth aircraft to its fleet at Kutaisi International Airport. This addition supports new routes and increases the frequency of existing ones. Introducing nonstop flights between Kutaisi and Copenhagen marks a significant step in enhancing travel options for Georgian passengers.

Wizz Air’s success story continued in Cyprus, reaching a significant milestone of seven million passengers at Larnaca International Airport. It now offers new connections to destinations across Europe and beyond. With 31 destinations in 18 countries, Wizz Air links Cyprus to the rest of the world, making the island’s air connections stronger. Cypriot passengers’ most popular destinations include Greece, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.

In 2023, Wizz Air celebrated a historic milestone in Poland by carrying 100 million passengers since its debut in the Polish market in May 2004. This achievement underscores Wizz Air’s commitment to providing accessible travel options in Poland and its status as one of the most sustainable airlines globally. During the almost 20 years of operations, the airline expanded its route network. It established five operational bases in the country, including Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Warsaw, and Wrocław, offering connections to multiple destinations across Europe and beyond. Wizz Air operates from 12 Polish airports and offers over 170 routes to 27 countries.

Wizz Air’s dynamic December showcases its robust growth trajectory and ability to adapt and thrive in a competitive industry. As we move forward, Wizz Air’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence will likely lead to more milestones and achievements, further cementing its position as a leading player in the aviation sector in 2024.

Vincenzo Claudio Piscopo
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  • Vincenzo Claudio Piscopo

    Vincenzo graduated in 2019 in Mechanical Engineering with an aeronautical curriculum, focusing his thesis on Human Factors in aircraft maintenance. In 2022 he pursued his master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Palermo, Italy. He combines his journalistic activities with his work as a Reliability Engineer at Zetalab.

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