Wizz Air December passengers up 19.8%

Wizz Air Holdings said passenger volumes jumped 19.8% in December as the Budapest-based carrier continued to add new routes in Eastern Europe.

Passenger numbers rose to 2,247,891 from 1,877,119 in December, 2016 as the company expanded flying capacity by 19.4%.

The group's load factor, a key measure of profitability, rose by 0.2 percentage points to 87.5%.