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Internationally recognised vaccination and test certificates as well as unified travel regulations are required to ensure responsible travelling once again

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COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted Flughafen Wien AG’s business results in
2020 – Profit slightly above the break-even point targeted for 2021

Financial Figures/Balance Sheet/Preliminary financial results

Vienna Airport - Flughafen Wien Group: Internationally recognised vaccination
and test certificates as well as unified travel regulations are required to
ensure responsible travelling once again

COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted Flughafen Wien AG's business results in
2020 - Profit slightly above the break-even point targeted for 2021

Extension of short time work for the aviation and tourism sectors is the only
way to avoid layoffs


* Business results in 2020: revenue of EUR 333.7 million (-61.1%), EBITDA of
  plus EUR 54.1 million (-85.9%) and a net result for the year of minus EUR 75.7
  million

* Traffic outlook for 2021: Second half of the year should bring an upswing once
  again - About 12.5 million passengers expected at Vienna Airport and 15.9
  million in the Flughafen Wien Group, corresponding to about 40% of 2019
  passenger volume

* Earnings outlook for 2021: successful cost management and continuation of
  short time work will propel a positive business development again even if
  passenger volumes are only at 40% of the 2019 level - Positive EBITDA of about
  EUR 150 million expected in 2021 along with slightly positive net result of
  approx. EUR 4 million and revenue totalling about EUR 430 million

"Whoever has been vaccinated, is immune or shows negative tests results should
be allowed to travel, and continuing restrictions on unvaccinated people are not
justified."

"The airport operating company Flughafen Wien AG registered a painful decline in
revenue and earnings and recorded the first loss-making year in the company's
history with earnings at minus EUR 75.7 million. Up until now, short time work
has enabled us to avoid layoffs. Due to the fact that the coronavirus crisis
will continue to accompany us for a while, it is absolutely necessary to extend
short time work until the end of 2022 for sectors which have been particularly
hard hit by high revenue losses. This is the only way to prevent a massive wave
of job cuts. A key factor in finding our way out of the crisis is the
international recognition of test and vaccination certificates. Whoever has been
vaccinated, is immune or shows negative test results should be allowed to
travel. Here speed is imperative because planning for the 2021 vacation season
is already well underway. One-third of all Austrians would like to vacation
abroad and fly to their destinations this year, and it's not justifiable to
forbid vaccinated or immunised people from travelling on a permanent basis",
Günther Ofner, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG, demands.

"Unified European-wide minimum standards required for vaccination and test
certificates."

"The COVID-19 virus catapulted Vienna Airport back to the year 1994, as
reflected in a passenger volume of only 7.8 million travellers in 2020. The path
back to the pre-crisis level will be a long one. At present, daily passenger
traffic is not even 10% of the previous amount, and the next months will still
remain restrained. We expect the total number of passengers in the entire year
2021 to be about 40% of what it was before the outbreak of the crisis. Most of
these passengers will travel starting in the summer and in the second half of
the year. A lot depends on unified international travel regulations together
with recognised vaccination and test certificates. Digitalisation can provide
quick solutions here and the aviation sector is perfectly suited for this.
Airlines support their passengers throughout the entire travel process, digital
applications are well established and governmental control processes exist at
every airport. Safe travelling will once again be possible on a large scale on
the basis of unified European-wide minimum standards for vaccination and test
certificates as well as digital platforms", explains Julian Jäger, Member of the
Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.

Revenue and earnings development of the segments

Revenue of the Airport Segment in 2020 showed a considerable drop of 67.7% year-
on-year to EUR 133,0 million. Segment EBIT fell to minus EUR 70.2 million. The
Handling and Security Services Segment registered a decrease in revenue of 48.2%
to EUR 86.1 million, with the segment's EBIT decreasing to minus EUR 28.9
million. This segment also includes the security services of VIAS as well as the
handling services provided by Vienna Aircraft Handling (VAH) and Vienna
Passenger Handling Services (VPHS). The Retail & Properties Segment reported a
significant decrease in revenue equalling 56.7% to EUR 70.4 million in 2020.
EBIT of this segment amounted to EUR 17.2 million. Revenue of the Malta Segment
was down 67.9% to EUR 32.2 million, whereas segment EBIT totalled minus EUR 6.0
million. Revenue of the Other Segments was down by 28.2% in 2020 to EUR 12.0
million and segment EBIT amounted to EUR 1.4 million.

2020: Substantial contraction of investment activity in response to the crisis

Investments in 2020 were significantly reduced as a reaction to the coronavirus
crisis. On balance, EUR 79.9 million (2019: EUR 171.8 million) was invested in
ongoing projects, including EUR 23.0 million for terminal development, EUR 3.8
million for lounges, EUR 2.0 million for commercial properties, EUR 1,9 million
for Office Park 4, EUR 1.7 million for aircraft and diesel towing tractors and
EUR 1.6 million for airport jet sweepers. A total of EUR 9.0 million was
invested for a parking garage and EUR 2.2 million in a cargo building at Malta
Airport in 2020. Investments of about EUR 62 million are earmarked for the 2021
financial year.

Traffic development in 2020: 7.8 million travellers at Vienna Airport

The number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport and
the strategic foreign investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) in 2020
amounted to 9.7 million, comprising a year-on-year decline of 75.6%. Vienna
Airport registered a total of 7.8 million passengers in the year 2020, a drop of
75.3% from the prior-year level.

Passenger forecast for 2021: About 15.9 million passengers expected for the
Flughafen Wien Group and approx. 12.5 million at Vienna Airport

An upswing in passenger traffic is expected for 2021. Nevertheless, the year
will remain challenging. From today's vantage point, the first half year of 2021
will likely show a weak development, but a significant increase in passenger
volumes is anticipated starting in the summer and during the second half of
2021. A total of 12.5 million travellers are expected at Vienna Airport and
about 15.9 million passengers for the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport and
the strategic foreign investments). However, widespread vaccination coverage
achieved as quickly as possible is essential, along with unified international
travel regulations and internationally recognised vaccination and test
certificates.

Financial guidance for 2021:

The Flughafen Wien Group is on a sound economic basis and plans to be profitable
again in 2021. Sufficient liquidity has been secured to cope with all
predictable crisis scenarios. From today's perspective, the Flughafen Wien Group
expects revenue of EUR 430 million, a positive EBITDA of EUR 150 million and a
slightly positive consolidated net profit of EUR 4 million in the 2021 financial
year. The net debt of the company will likely decline to a level below EUR 100
million. Investments are expected to equal about EUR 62 million.


Preliminary Consolidated Financial Statements for 2020

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|in_EUR_million____|_______________2020|_______________2019|_________Diff._in_%|
|Revenue___________|______________333.7|______________857.6|______________-61.1|
|Other operating   |                7.5|               13.7|              -45.3|
|income____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Operating_income__|______________341.2|______________871.3|______________-60.8|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Expenses for      |                   |                   |                   |
|consumables and   |              -29.3|              -41.3|              -29.0|
|services_used_____|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Personnel_expenses|_____________-202.9|_____________-323.2|______________-37.2|
|Other operating   |              -52.1|             -125.2|              -58.4|
|expenses__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Impairment/       |                   |                   |                   |
|reversals of      |               -1.6|                0.0|               n.a.|
|impairments on    |                   |                   |                   |
|receivables_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Proportional share|                   |                   |                   |
|of income from    |               -1.2|                3.2|             -137.9|
|companies recorded|                   |                   |                   |
|at_equity_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings before   |                   |                   |                   |
|interest. taxes.  |                   |                   |                   |
|depreciation and  |               54.1|              384.8|              -85.9|
|amortisation      |                   |                   |                   |
|(EBITDA)__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Depreciation and  |             -132.5|             -130.7|                1.4|
|amortisation______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Impairment________|_______________-8.0|_______________-1.8|_______________n.a.|
|Earnings before   |                   |                   |                   |
|interest and taxes|              -86.5|              252.3|             -134.3|
|(EBIT)____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Income from       |                   |                   |                   |
|investments.      |                   |                   |                   |
|excluding         |                0.5|                0.7|              -22.4|
|companies recorded|                   |                   |                   |
|at_equity_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Interest_income___|________________2.2|________________2.2|________________0.0|
|Interest_expense__|______________-15.7|______________-17.9|______________-12.6|
|Other financial   |               -1.5|                0.6|               n.a.|
|result____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Financial_result__|______________-14.4|______________-14.4|________________0.0|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings before   |             -100.9|              237.9|             -142.4|
|taxes_(EBT)_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Income_taxes______|_______________25.2|______________-62.2|_____________-140.5|
|Net profit for the|              -75.7|              175.7|             -143.1|
|period____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Thereof           |                   |                   |                   |
|attributable_to:__|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Equity holders of |              -72.8|              158.9|             -145.8|
|the_parent________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Non-controlling   |               -3.0|               16.8|             -117.8|
|interests_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings per share|                   |                   |                   |
|(in EUR. basic =  |              -0.87|               1.89|             -145.8|
|diluted)__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|


Balance Sheet Indicators
 ______________________________________________________________________________
|in_EUR_million____|_________31.12.2020|_________31.12.2019|__________Diff._in%|
|ASSETS:___________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Non-current_assets|____________1,882.6|____________1,999.6|_______________-5.8|
|Current_assets____|______________290.7|______________301.1|_______________-3.4|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|LIABILITIES:______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Equity____________|____________1,305.5|____________1,380.9|_______________-5.5|
|Non-current       |              535.2|              572.5|               -6.5|
|liabilities_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Current           |              332.6|              347.2|               -4.2|
|liabilities_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Total_assets______|____________2,173.3|____________2,300.6|_______________-5.5|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Net_debt*_________|______________201.9|_______________81.4|______________148.0|
|Gearing_(in%)*____|_______________15.5|________________5.9|_______________n.a.|


Cash Flow Statement

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|in_EUR_million____|_______________2020|_______________2019|_________Diff._in_%|
|Net cash flow from|                   |                   |                   |
|operating         |              -23.0|              373.0|             -106.2|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|investing         |               22.5|             -176.1|             -112.8|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|financing         |               88.8|             -142.3|             -162.4|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Free_cash_flow____|_______________-0.5|______________196.9|_____________-100.2|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|CAPEX**___________|_______________79.9|______________171.8|______________-53.5|


* Net debt and gearing as of Jan 1,2019: Start of year adjusted for lease
liabilities under IFRS 16
** Excluding financial assets

   The Annual Report and Financial Report of Flughafen Wien AG for 2020 from
 January 1 to December 31 2020, will be available to the general public on the
                                  Internet at
http://viennaairport.com/en/company/investor_relations/publications_and_reports
                               end of April 2021.

Vienna Airport, 4 March 2021

The Management Board



Further inquiry note:
Contact: Corporate Communications Flughafen Wien AG

Press Office
Peter Kleemann, Company Spokesman
Tel.: (+43-1-) 7007-23000
E-Mail: p.kleemann@viennaairport.com
Website: www.viennaairport.com

Investor Relations
Christian Schmidt, Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: (+43-1-) 7007-23126
E-mail: christian.schmidt@viennaairport.com

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