Low-cost airline Wizz Air said its net profit for the year to the end of March would be in the upper half of its €270-300m guidance.

It said this reflects robust demand across its central and eastern European markets. 

The London-listed airline said its load factor increased 2.6 percentage points year-on-year to 94.1% in March.

It also said its new year had started well, with revenue per available seat per kilometre forecast to rise 4% in the first quarter.