Wizz Air passenger numbers down 85% in November

FILE PHOTO: A Wizz Air Airbus A320 from Sofia, Bulgaria taxis to a gate after landing at Luton Airport after Wizz Air resumed flights today on some routes, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Luton, Britain, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

LONDON (Reuters) - Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air said passenger numbers were down 85% in November compared to the same month last year as restrictions related to the pandemic prolonged the travel slump.

Wizz said on Wednesday that its November capacity was 79%lower and during the month it carried 456,000 passengers compared to the the 3 million it flew in November 2019. Flights this month had a load factor of 68%.

Reporting by Sarah Young, editing by Estelle Shirbon