Wizz Air said its passenger numbers were 69% lower this October compared to last October, as the pandemic continues to crush demand for flying. 

Wizz said in a statement today that its aircraft flew with a load factor of 66%, a measure of how full they are. 

Last October they flew with a load factor of 95%. 

The low cost airline is one of the few in Europe to have continued to add new routes during the crisis. 

It will report its half-year results on Thursday.