Zurich Airport News Flash No. 2 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - January 2014 / Guidance Annual Result 2013
1,713,394 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during January 2014, a gain of 0.6% versus January 2013.
O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 5.7% to 1,129,048 compared to previous January. Transfer passengers decreased by 8.3% to 575,410 in January. The transfer rate which was at 37.0% last January is currently at 33.7%.
Air traffic movements (ATM’s) decreased by 2.0% to 20,512 in January versus previous year. The decrease divides into a decrease of 3.1% for airlines and an increase of 4.9% for general aviation. The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 98.7 (95.1 previous year). The average seat load factor saw an increase of 1.2 percentage points to 68.3%.
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during January was CHF 39.8m (+0.8% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in January was CHF 46.6, which is 0.6 percent higher than last year.
Update on Guidance Annual Result 2013, incl. noise components
The financial guidance for the full year 2013 is based on the full year results 2012, excl. one-off-effects from IAS 19 and finance result, vs. the expected full year results 2013, excl. one-off-effects from the restructuring of the long term debt in the finance result.
A year-end reassessment of the interest rate for discounting noise provisions as well as the timing of respective cash outflows will positively affect the noise based finance result (non-cash, pre-tax) in a low double digit Mio. CHF scale.
Flughafen Zürich AG therefore anticipates 2013 year end result including noise to be accordingly higher than previously expected. The guidance for 2013 year end result excluding noise will not be affected by this effect.
The detailed figures will be communicated as part of the presentation of the year end results of Flughafen Zürich AG on March 20, 2014.