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EANS-News: Flughafen Wien AG/Substantial Rise in Passenger Volume in July 2021 Following Very Difficult First Half-Year – Increasingly Avid Austrian Travellers Are More Frequently Enjoying Summer Vacations Again

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Quarterly Report

Vienna Airport - Flughafen Wien AG: Substantial Rise in Passenger Volume in July
2021 Following Very Difficult First Half-Year - Increasingly Avid Austrian
Travellers Are More Frequently Enjoying Summer Vacations Again

* Revised guidance: Passenger volume in the Flughafen Wien Group of only 12-13
  million in the entire year 2021; nevertheless, a positive net profit of EUR 4
  million is expected - sufficient liquidity, reduction in net debt


* 61.1% fewer passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group in H1/2021, revenue
  decline of 34.3%, EBITDA of EUR 25.2 million, net profit for the period of
  minus EUR 32.5 million


* July 2021: highest passenger volume since the outbreak of the pandemic: 1.5
  million passengers at Vienna Airport, close to a threefold increase compared
  to the crisis month of July 2020, but still 53.4% lower than pre-crisis level
  of July 2019 - 22,444 tonnes of air cargo close to matching cargo volume
  before the crisis


"Slightly positive net profit expected once again in 2021"

"Fortunately, the increasingly avid Austrian travellers are enjoying their
summer vacations once again. However, in order to avoid new travel restrictions
in the fall, the incentives to get vaccinated should be significantly
strengthened based on making a clear distinction to those who are not
vaccinated. In any case, a renewed lockdown would not be acceptable for the
majority of vaccinated people and would once again stifle the nascent hope for
increased tourist traffic", says Günther Ofner, Member of the Management Board
of Flughafen Wien AG. "Thanks to stringent cost reduction measures and short-
time work, we will once again generate a slightly positive net profit and reduce
net debt in the 2021 financial year in spite of the decline in passenger traffic
up until now", Günther Ofner explains in commenting on the outlook for 2021.

"July 2021 was the busiest passenger month since the beginning of the pandemic"

"The month of July was the busiest month in terms of passenger volume since the
beginning of the pandemic. 1.5 million travellers represent close to three times
as many passengers as July of 2020, and this positive trend also intensified in
the first half of August. This gives us hope for the summer and the upcoming
months. People are increasingly travelling again, and the new flight connections
announced by Air Canada, EVA Air, Etihad Airways and many other carriers are
proof of this. Nevertheless, we are still far from the level of pre-coronavirus
passenger traffic and the next months will remain challenging. From today's
perspective, we expect about 12-13 million passengers in the Flughafen Wien
Group for the entire 2021 financial year", states Julian Jäger, Member of the
Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.

January to June 2021: Passenger volume down 61.4% at Vienna Airport

From January to June 2021, the Flughafen Wien Group including the foreign
strategic investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport reported a drop in the
number of passengers handled by 61.1% year-on-year to a total of 2,393,631
passengers. The number of passengers at Vienna Airport fell by 61.4% from the
prior-year level to 1,966,593 travellers. The number of flight movements from
January to June 2021 was down by 44.5% from the prior-year period to 29,455
starts and landings. The average capacity utilisation of the aircraft (seat load
factor) fell from 63.9% to 52.8%. In contrast, cargo volume (air cargo and
trucking) increased by 16.1% to 125,150 tonnes. Malta Airport registered a 60.3%
decrease in passenger volume in H1/2021 to 403,812 travellers. Kosice Airport
handled 23,226 passengers in the same period, down 54.0% from the previous year.

H1/2021: Revenue of EUR 128.6 million (- 34.3%) and net profit of minus EUR 32.5
million

Revenue of the Flughafen Wien Group in H1/2021 decreased by 34.3% to EUR 128.6
million. EBITDA declined by 48.4% to EUR 25.2 million, and EBIT fell to minus
EUR 40.3 million. The net profit for the period before non-controlling interests
in H1/2021 equalled minus EUR 32.5 million. The net debt of the company
increased to EUR 222.9 million (31 December 2020: EUR 201.9 million). The free
cash flow in H1/2021 amounted to minus EUR 2.2 million (H1/2020: minus EUR 69.0
million).

Revenue and earnings development of the segments

H1/2021 revenue of the Airport Segment fell by 49.4% year-on-year to EUR 42.2
million. Segment EBIT declined to minus EUR 40.4 million. The Handling and
Security Services Segment registered a decrease in revenue of 26.5% to EUR 35.4
million, with the segment's EBIT decreasing to minus EUR 9.3 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 drop in
revenue of 23.9% in H1/2021 to EUR 32.2 million. EBIT of this segment amounted
to EUR 9.2 million. Revenue of the Malta Segment was down 15.5% in H1/2021 to
EUR 12.6 million, whereas segment EBIT totalled minus EUR 4.2 million. Revenue
of the Other Segments declined by 11.0% in H1/2021 to EUR 6.2 million and
segment EBIT amounted to minus EUR 4.4 million.

Investments

Total investments in the first six months of 2021 amounted to EUR 17.3 million.
The largest investments of EUR 1.8 million related to Terminal 2, along with EUR
1.9 million for purchasing catering trucks, EUR 2.3 million for constructing a
third baggage handling line, EUR 1.8 million for an access control and door
control system and EUR 0.7 million for photovoltaic facilities. A total of EUR
4.0 million was invested at Malta Airport in H1/2021.

Revised guidance for 2021: Passenger volume in the Flughafen Wien Group of 12-13
million and a positive net profit of EUR 4 million expected; sufficient
liquidity and a slight drop in net debt

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the expected passenger volume of the Flughafen
Wien Group in the entire 2021 financial year is expected to be at 12-13 million
travellers, below the originally budgeted figures. Nevertheless, the previously
predicted positive net profit for the 2021 financial year is confirmed at about
EUR 4 million, also under these conditions. This can be attributed to
considerable cost savings such as lower expenses for incentives, a decline in
maintenance costs and a reduction in personnel expenses, accompanied by higher
government grants related to the extension of short-time work until the end of
2021 and additional income from real estate transactions. Revenue is expected to
amount to approx. EUR 380 million in 2021 (previous outlook of EUR 430 million),
whereas EBITDA will likely equal about EUR 150 million (unchanged). Following an
increase in the previous year, the net debt of the company is anticipated to
decline to about EUR 100 million. Investments will total approx. EUR 60 million.

Traffic results in July 2021: Highest passenger volume since the outbreak of the
pandemic

Flughafen Wien Group: 1,817,202 passengers in July 2021 (comparison to 2019)

In the vacation month of July 2021, the number of passengers handled by the
Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport, Kosice Airport) equalled
1,817,202 travellers, the highest passenger volume since the beginning of the
coronavirus pandemic. However, this still comprised a drop of 55.2% from the
pre-crisis level of July 2019.

Vienna Airport: Almost Tripling of passenger volume in July 2021 to 1,484,634
passengers

The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of July 2021
almost tripled compared to the crisis month of July 2020, namely from 567,370 to
1,474,634 travellers. Nevertheless, passenger volume was still 53.4% lower than
the pre-crisis level (July 2019).

Air cargo volumes are increasing once again to a level only slightly lower than
the pre-crisis period

The number of local passengers at Vienna Airport fell by 53.2% from the
comparable figure before the coronavirus crisis (July 2019), and transfer
passenger traffic declined by 53.5%. The number of flight movements was down
46.1% in July 2021. In contrast, the air cargo business is expanding once again,
with cargo volume equalling 22,444 tonnes in July 2021 or only 3.9% below the
pre-crisis level of July 2019.

The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in
Western Europe was down by 49.3% in July 2021 from the pre-crisis level (July
2019), whereas Eastern European traffic decreased by 42.7%. Passenger traffic to
North America declined by 66.1% compared to the pre-crisis level (July 2019),
and the number of passengers flying to Africa was down by 55.6% from the
comparable pre-crisis figure (July 2019). Passenger volumes to the Middle East
and Far East were down by 66.9% and 95.9% respectively from the level preceding
the coronavirus crisis (July 2019).

Malta Airport reported a drop in passenger volume of 61.0% in the month of July
2021 compared to the pre-crisis level (July 2019), whereas the total number of
passengers handled at Kosice Airport decreased by 67.9%.

Details on traffic results for July 2021 can be found in the table below.

Disclaimer
All statements made in this press release that refer to future developments of
Flughafen Wien AG/Flughafen Wien Group are based on current assumptions and
forecasts of the management. If the premises for these forecasts do not occur or
risks indicated in the risk report arise, actual results may vary from these
estimates. Despite the utmost care, all forward-looking statements are therefore
made without guarantee and Flughafen Wien AG/Flughafen Wien Group assumes no
obligation to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to
future events or developments.


Traffic Development July 2021


Vienna Airport
(VIE)
                  07/2021    07/2020    07/2019    Diff. % 01-07/2021     Diff.%
                                                   to 2019               to 2020
Passengers      1,474,634    576,370  3,161,400      -53.4  3,441,227      -39.3
arr+dep+transit
Local
passengers      1,101,619    486,402  2,356,272      -53.2  2,492,145      -45.7
arr+dep
Transfer
passengers        367,226     89,412    789,696      -53.5    928,556      -13.2
arr+dep
Flight
movements arr +    13,578      7,648     25,169      -46.1     43,033      -29.2
dep
Cargo arr+dep      22,444     15,847     23,348       -3.9    147,842      +19.5
(in tonnes)
MTOW (in          553,724    301,653  1,025,011      -46.0  1,899,668      -27.5
tonnes)
Malta Airport (MLA, fully
consolidated)
                  07/2021    07/2020    07/2019 Diff. % to 01-07/2021     Diff.%
                                                   2019                  to 2020
Passengers        311,692    152,818    798,453      -61.0    715,504      -38.9
arr+dep+transit
Local
passengers        311,569    151,915    792,947      -60.7    714,930      -38.5
arr+dep
Transfer
passengers            112        840      5,506      -98.0        534      -93.5
arr+dep
Flight
movements arr +     3,402      1,577      5,306      -35.9      8,463      -22.1
dep
Cargo arr+dep       1,173      1,471      1,247       -5.9      8,529       -9.5
(in tonnes)
MTOW (in          128,507     56,392    201,256      -36.1    309,886      -26.1
tonnes)
Flughafen Kosice (KSC, consolidated
at equity)
                  07/2021    07/2020    07/2019    Diff. % 01-07/2021     Diff.%
                                                   to 2019               to 2020
Passengers         30,876      5,424     96,156      -67.9     54,102       -3.3
arr+dep+transit
Local
passengers         30,876      5,424     96,156      -67.9     54,102       -3.3
arr+dep
Transfer
passengers              0          0          0       n.a.          0       n.a.
arr+dep
Flight
movements arr +       231        114        807      -71.4        495      -45.7
dep
Cargo arr+dep           0          0          2     -100.0          0     -100.0
(in tonnes)
MTOW (in            8,093      2,087     23,743      -65.9     17,055       -1.8
tonnes)
Vienna Airport and strategic
investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
                  07/2021    07/2020    07/2019    Diff. % 01-07/2021     Diff.%
                                                   to 2019               to 2020
Passengers      1,817,202    734,612  4,056,009      -55.2  4,210,833      -38.9
arr+dep+transit
Local
passengers      1,444,064    643,741  3,245,375      -55.5  3,261,177      -43.9
arr+dep
Transfer
passengers        367,338     90,252    795,202      -53.8    929,090      -13.8
arr+dep
Flight
movements arr +    17,211      9,339     31,282      -45.0     51,991      -28.3
dep
Cargo arr+dep      23,617     17,317     24,597       -4.0    156,371      +17.5
(in tonnes)
MTOW (in          690,324    360,132  1,250,010      -44.8  2,226,609      -27.2
tonnes)


Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer and transit
passengers.
Traffic data adjusted


Income Statement

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|in_EUR_million____|____________H1/2021|____________H1/2020|_________Diff._in_%|
|Revenue___________|______________128.6|______________195.8|______________-34.3|
|Other operating   |                9.4|                3.3|              183.4|
|income____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Operating_income__|______________138.0|______________199.1|______________-30.7|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Expenses for      |                   |                   |                   |
|consumables and   |              -13.4|              -14.0|               -4.5|
|services          |                   |                   |                   |
|used______________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Personnel_expenses|______________-80.2|_____________-109.4|______________-26.7|
|Other operating   |              -19.5|              -25.6|              -23.7|
|expenses__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Reversals of      |                   |                   |                   |
|impairment/       |                0.1|               -0.5|               n.a.|
|impairment on     |                   |                   |                   |
|receivables_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Pro rata results  |                   |                   |                   |
|of companies      |                0.2|               -0.7|              133.9|
|recorded at       |                   |                   |                   |
|equity____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings before   |                   |                   |                   |
|interest, taxes,  |                   |                   |                   |
|depreciation and  |               25.2|               48.9|              -48.4|
|amortisation      |                   |                   |                   |
|(EBITDA)__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Depreciation and  |               65.5|              -65.0|                0.7|
|amortisation______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings before   |                   |                   |                   |
|interest and taxes|              -40.2|              -16.2|             -149.2|
|(EBIT)____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Income from       |                   |                   |                   |
|investments,      |                   |                   |                   |
|excluding         |                0.5|                0.5|               -8.9|
|companies recorded|                   |                   |                   |
|at_equity_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Interest_income___|________________0.2|________________0.4|______________-42.6|
|Interest_expense__|_______________-8.0|_______________-8.1|_______________-0.5|
|Other financial   |                1.4|               -0.6|              321.6|
|result____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Financial_result__|_______________-5.9|_______________-7.8|_______________24.6|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings before   |              -46.2|              -24.0|              -92.6|
|taxes_(EBT)_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Income_taxes______|_______________13.6|________________5.8|______________134.6|
|Net profit for the|              -32.5|              -18.2|              -79.1|
|period____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Thereof           |                   |                   |                   |
|attributable_to:__|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Equity holders of |              -30.8|              -16.7|              -84.4|
|the_parent________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Non-controlling   |               -1.8|               -1.5|              -19.5|
|interests_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings per share|                   |                   |                   |
|(in EUR, basic =  |              -0.37|              -0.20|              -84.4|
|diluted)__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|




Balance Sheet Indicators

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|in_EUR_million____|__________30.6.2021|_________31.12.2020|__________Diff._in%|
|ASSETS:___________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Non-current_assets|____________1,819.5|____________1,882.6|_______________-3.4|
|Current_assets____|______________259.5|______________290.7|______________-10.7|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|LIABILITIES:______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Equity____________|____________1,274.4|____________1,305.5|_______________-2.4|
|Non-current       |              495.5|              535.2|               -7.4|
|liabilities_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Current           |              309.1|              332.6|               -7.1|
|liabilities_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Total_assets______|____________2,079.0|____________2.173.3|_______________-4.3|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Net_debt__________|______________222.9|______________201.9|_______________10.4|
|Gearing_(in%)_____|_______________17.5|_______________15.5|_______________n.a.|


Cashflow Statement

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|in_EUR_million____|____________H1/2021|____________H1/2020|_________Diff._in_%|
|Net cash flow from|                   |                   |                   |
|operating         |                9.4|               -6.8|             -238.4|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|investing         |              -11.6|              -62.2|              -81.3|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|financing         |               47.2|               72.0|             -165.5|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Free_cash_flow____|_______________-2.2|______________-69.0|_______________96.8|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|CAPEX*____________|_______________17.3|_______________39.2|______________-55.8|


*Excluding financial assets

The report by Flughafen Wien AG for the first six months, from January 1 to June
  30, 2021 is available to the general public at the company's office at 1300
    Flughafen and at Bank Austria, 1020 Wien, Rothschildplatz 1. It is also
                          available on the Internet at
       http://www.viennaairport.com/en/company/investor_relations/
                           publications_and_reports/
                              quarterly_reports .

Flughafen Wien, August 19, 2021

The Management Board



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