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EANS-News: Flughafen Wien Group: 11.6% increase in net profit to EUR 38.1 million for the first half of 2010

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6-month report

Wien-Flughafen (euro adhoc) - Flughafen Wien Group: 11.6% increase in net profit to EUR 38.1 million for the first half of 2010

• EBITDA: + 6.9% to EUR 85.7 million
    • EBIT: + 12.7% to EUR 52.6 million
    • Net profit: + 11.6% to EUR 38.1 million
    • Passengers: + 5.5% to 8,899,368
    • Upward revision of forecasts for 2010: + 6.0% in passengers, + 7.0% in
      maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and + 1.0% in flight movements


The Flughafen Wien Group recorded revenue of EUR 253.2 million for the first
half of 2010, which represents an increase of 3.5% over  the  comparable  prior
year period. Net profit for the period rose by 11.6% - at  a  higher  rate  than
 the development of traffic - to EUR 38.1 million (1-6/2009: EUR  34.1
million).  EBITDA amounted to EUR 85.7 million (+6.9%) and EBIT EUR  52.6
million  (+12.7%)  for  the reporting period. The stronger earnings growth in
relation  to  the  development of revenue was reflected in  an  improvement  in
the  EBITDA  margin  to  33.8% (1-6/2009: 32.8%) and the EBIT margin to 20.8%
(1-6/2009: 19.1%). 

"Flughafen Wien AG was able to generate sound earnings in the first half-year, and that underscores our position as a strong and profit-oriented company. The development of traffic also exceeded our expectations. We have therefore revised our forecasts upward and are now predicting an increase of 6% in passengers for the year", explained Herbert Kaufmann, Speaker of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.

Segment revenue

The Flughafen Wien Group recorded revenue of EUR 253.2 million for the first half of 2010, which represents an increase of 3.5% over the comparable prior year period. The revenue increase was less than the growth in traffic due to an increase in incentives - above all the transfer incentive - to drive traffic growth. External revenue recorded by the Airport Segment rose by 17.2% to EUR 124.8 million. This development resulted above all from a change in the allocation of revenue from passenger and baggage controls, which were previously assigned to the Handling Segment. The change in allocation was also responsible for a EUR 9.6 million decline in Handling Segment revenue to EUR 76.6 million. The Retail & Properties Segment reported a 2.3% increase in revenue to EUR 44.7 million, while revenue registered by the "Other Segments" declined EUR 1.1 million to EUR 6.7 million.

Growth of 5.5% in traffic during the first half of 2010 in spite of the ash cloud

Vienna International Airport handled a total 8,899,368 passengers from January to June 2010. This represents an increase of 5.5% over the comparable prior year period and was achieved despite the negative effects of the volcanic ash cloud on air traffic throughout Europe. The increase in passenger traffic at Vienna during these six months was more than twice the average of the 30 largest airports in Europe. The number of passengers travelling to Eastern Europe and Western Europe rose by 8.0% and 4.5%, respectively. Traffic to the Middle East was 11.5% higher. Sound growth of 5.2% was recorded in travel to North America, with destinations in the USA registering a plus of 6.8%. The Austrian Airlines Group reported an 11.3% increase in the number of passengers handled at Vienna International Airport, which raised its share of total passenger traffic from 48.7% to 51.4%. The low-cost carriers handled 21.8% of the passengers in Vienna (1-6/2009: 23.9%), for a decline of 4.0% in relation to the previous year. Maximum take-off weight (MTOW) totalled 3,744,236 tonnes, for a plus of 7.2% over the comparable prior year period. Cargo volume (air cargo and trucking) increased 30.4% to 148,353 tonnes. The number of flight movements declined slightly to 119,167. Seat occupancy rose from 65.9% in the first half of 2009 to 66.1% for the reporting period.

Corporate spending

The major investments during the first six months of 2010 involved the terminal extension VIE Skylink at EUR 22.4 million, technical noise protection and the environmental fund at EUR 3.0 million, infrastructure extensions for the west expansion at EUR 1.7 million, passenger security control lines at EUR 1.3 million and baggage sorting equipment at EUR 1.2 million.

Outlook

The July report shows positive development in all traffic segments. In comparison with July of the previous year, the number of passengers handled in Vienna rose by 11.3%. With over two million travellers, Vienna International Airport set a new monthly record in July 2010. Flight movements increased 0.8% and maximum take-off weight (MTOW) 10.7%. The number of passengers handled during the period from January to July 2010 was 6.6% higher than in the comparable prior year period.

Based on the encouraging development of business, Flughafen Wien AG has adjusted its traffic forecasts for 2010 to show an increase of 6.0% in the number of passengers, 7.0% in maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and 1.0% in flight movements for the full 12 months of 2010.

Investments of EUR 207.0 million  are  planned  for  2010.This  amount  includes
replacement and  maintenance  investments,  but  no  investments  in  the  third
runway,  the  purchase  of  land   or   borrowing   costs   capitalised   during
construction.

For additional information contact:

Investor Relations: 

Mario Santi (+43-1-)7007-22826 e-mail: m.santi@viennaairport.com

Press office Flughafen Wien AG: Peter Kleemann (+43-1-) 7007-23000 e-mail: p.kleemann@viennaairport.com Birgit Fehsler (+43-1-) 7007-22254 e-mail: b.fehsler@viennaairport.com Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399 e-mail: c.schleinzer@viennaairport.com

Homepage: www.viennaairport.com

Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

Consolidated Income Statement in T EUR

1-6 /2010    1-6 /2009    Change in %   4-6/2010     4-6/2009
Revenue            253,163.1    244,585.3       3.5       130,124.2    123,168.2
Other operating
income               7,516.1      6,380.6      17.8         3,191.7      3,588.1
Operating income   260,679.2    250,965.8       3.9       133,315.9    126,756.4
Consumables and
services used      -20,345.7    -18,883.0       7.7        -7,526.1     -7,899.8
Personnel expenses-112,375.8   -107,604.1       4.4       -59,740.4    -55,047.5
Other operating
expenses           -42,292.1    -44,357.9      -4.7       -24,088.5    -25,388.3
Earnings before
interest, taxes, 

depreciation and amortisation

(EBITDA)           85,665.6      80,120.8       6.9        41,961.0     38,420.7
Depreciation and
amortisation      -33,051.3     -33,425.0      -1.1       -16,709.4    -16,830.5
Earnings before 

interest and taxes (EBIT) 52,614.2 46,695.8 12.7 25,251.6 21,590.3 Income from investments, excl.

companies at equity   311.5           0.0       -             311.5          0.0
Net financing
costs              -3,976.2      -3,425.8      16.1        -1,918.4     -1,811.4
Other financial
income/expense         21.6         -33.8    -163.7            10.8          0.0
Financial results,
excl. companies
at equity          -3,643.1      -3,459.6       5.3        -1,596.2     -1,811.4
Income from companies
at equity             883.9       1,072.0     -17.5         1,104.7      1,444.5
Financial results  -2,759.2      -2,387.6      15.6          -491.4       -366.9
Profit before
taxes (EBT)        49,855.1      44,308.1      12.5        24,760.1     21,223.4
Income taxes      -11,754.7     -10,173.5      15.5        -5,535.0     -4,629.7
Net profit for
the period         38,100.4      34,134.6      11.6        19,225.2     16,593.6
Thereof attributable to:
Shareholders of
the parent         38,103.6      34,141.0      11.6        19,227.4     16,597.4
Non-controlling
interests              -3.3          -6.3     -48.4            -2.2         -3.7
Earnings per share 

in EUR basic/diluted 1.81 1.63 11.0 0.91 0.79

Flughafen Wien Aktiengesellschaft

Announcement

The report by Flughafen Wien AG on the first half-year from 1 January to 30 June 2010 is available to the general public at the company´s offices in 1300 Flughafen Wien and at Bank Austria, 1010 Vienna, Am Hof, and is also available in the Internet under http://ir.viennaairport.com, menu point "Publications", sub-section "Quarterly Reports".

The Management Board

Flughafen Wien, 26.8.2010

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Further inquiry note:

Mario Santi
Investor Relaions
Flughafen Wien AG
Tel: 0043 1 7007/22826
e-mail: m.santi@viennaairport.com

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