Wizz Air passenger carryings rose by almost 24% in November to reach almost three million.

Last month’s performance by the eastern and central European budget carrier saw annual passenger numbers grow by 17% to 39.1 million.

The growth came as the airline added 11 new routes across its network including one from the UK.

CO2 emissions at 57.2 grams per passenger/km for November were 3.5% lower than in the same month last year.

Wizz Air claims to continuously operate at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines.

The airline’s load factor across its fleet of 120 aircraft for November was up by 1.6 percentage points year-on-year to 92.8%.

Meanwhile, Europe’s largest low cost carrier group Ryanair reported a 6% increase in monthly carryings to 11 million, giving a rolling annual total of 151.6 million.

Ryanair flew 4% more passengers over the same month last year at 10.5 million while Austrian subsidiary Lauda carried 500,000, a rise of 67%.