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Lufthansa and ANA apply for JV antitrust immunity; Vueling financial results


All Nippon Airways filed an application with the Japanese Government for antitrust immunity to launch a JV with Lufthansa on routes between Japan and Europe. Subject to approval of the application by the MLIT, the Star Alliance partner airlines will be able to jointly manage their Japan-Europe operations in areas such as scheduling, pricing and sales.

Vueling financial highlights:

  • Three months ended 31-Dec-2010:
    • Revenue: EUR167.0 million, +4% year-on-year;
      • Ancillary: EUR22.6 million, +14%;
    • Costs: EUR124.0 million, +9%;
      • Fuel: EUR45.2 million, +45%;
    • EBIT* (loss): (EUR7.5 million), compared to a loss of EUR500,000 in p-c-p;
    • Net profit (loss): (EUR4.4 million), compared to a loss of EUR13.0 million in p-c-p;
    • Passenger numbers: 2.5 million, +3%;
    • Load factor: 71.7%, +1.9 ppt;
    • Average fare: EUR58.06, -1%;
    • Revenue per ASK: EUR 5.38 cents, +5%;
    • Cost per ASK: EUR 5.62 cents, +9%;
    • Cost per ASK excl fuel: EUR 4.17 cents, stable;
    • Sector length: 887 km, -2%;
  • 12 months ended 31-Dec-2010:
    • Revenue: EUR796.5 million, +32%;
      • Ancillary: EUR93.4 million, +32%;
    • Costs: EUR538.3 million, +42%;
      • Fuel: EUR184.0 million, +76%;
    • EBIT*: EUR60.1 million, -16%;
    • Net profit: EUR46.0 million, +66%;
    • Passenger numbers: 11.0 million, +35%;
    • Load factor: 73.2%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Average fare: EUR63.71, -1%;
    • Revenue per ASK: EUR 5.87 cents, -1%;
    • Cost per ASK: EUR 5.43 cents, +4%;
    • Cost per ASK excl fuel: EUR 4.07 cents, -3%;
    • Sector length: 893 km, -1%;
    • Debt: EUR23.9 million, +85%;
    • Total cash: EUR231.0 million, +61%.

*2009 EBIT are before restructuring costs

Turkish Airlines announced its intention to exercise options for 15 additional B737-800s. The aircraft are due for delivery between 2013 and 2015. Boeing stated it looks forward to finalising the contractual details of Turkish Airlines’ selection.


Selected EAD daily share price movements (% change): 23-Feb-2011

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