18-Jan-2013 4:06 PM

Vienna Airport handles record pax in 2012, forecasts pax, revenue and EBTDA growth in 2013

Austria’s Vienna International Airport handled (17-Jan-2013) a record 22.2 million passengers in 2012, an increase of 5% year-on-year, which is “well above the European average” according to CEO Mag Julian Jäger. Mr Jäger said the airport has been growing faster than its European counterparts particularly Munich, Zurich and Frankfurt. Austrian Airlines Group had a 49.5% market share at the airport in 2012 followed by Niki (12.0%), airberlin (6.3%) and Germanwings (5.5%). During 2012, the airport served 71 airlines operating to 179 destinations in 67 countries. Looking ahead, the airport forecasts a 1% to 2% increase in passenger numbers in 2013 on capacity growth plans from its two largest airlines, namely Austrian Airlines and Niki. Financially, the airport expects more than EUR625 million increase in sales and a “significant” increase in EBITDA to at least EUR230 million. Profit after tax is forecast to be roughly the same as 2012 levels. It also expects significant reduction in its net debt estimates an investment of EUR115 million in 2013. Details of 2012 traffic are as follows:

  • Passenger numbers: 22.2 million, +5.0% year-on-year;
    • Transfer: 7.1 million, +8.1%;
  • Cargo volume: 252,276 tons, -9.2%;
  • Aircraft movements: 244,650, -0.6%. [more - original PR - German

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