Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air said passenger numbers were down 59% in September compared to the same month last year as the second surge of coronavirus infections across Europe holds back travel. 

Wizz said that this September it flew 60% of the capacity it flew last September on planes which were 65% full. 

Over the last month, many European countries brought back travel restrictions to fight a second wave of Covid-19.

This has prompted Wizz to warn that the winter would be muted and that it would only operate at half capacity in October.