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Swiss presents the best result in its history

The Swiss reports encouraging Numbers: sales in The company rose to 2018 by 7 percent to 5.3 billion Swiss francs. The operating profit grew 16 percent to 636 million Swiss francs.

This is a new record, as the Lufthansa subsidiary said on Thursday. In the past year, the Swiss has carried as many passengers as never before. A total of 17.9 million travellers flew with Swiss Airline. The were 6.2 percent more than in the previous year. The utilisation of the aircraft was also better. On average 83,4 were occupied by the 100-seat, as the Swiss already in January.

in Addition, benefits of the Swiss of their fleet modernisation. Thanks to new, larger aircraft, the number of Swiss flights only increased by 3.5 per cent less than the passenger numbers, which helps the results.

in Addition, more cargo space for cargo. In the past year, the Swiss has eingeflottet two more long-haul aircraft Boeing 777, as well as 13 additional medium-haul aircraft, the C-Series.

For the fourth Time in a row, a high margin

wrote: > > in Addition, hedging transactions for fuel had been successful, the Swiss. In the past year, the aviation fuel has become more expensive. The fuel bill is for an airline, one of the largest cost blocks. Other positive effects would result from the investment in the premium range such as, for example, the Lounges, the strong economy and various one-off effects.

636 million Swiss francs, an operating profit had made the Swiss the best business results since its founding in 2002. To have this result in all areas, such as the freight business and the location of Geneva contributed, significantly, wrote the Swiss. Airline-Chef Thomas Klühr said he was very proud of that. For the fourth Time in a row, the Swiss achieved an operating profit margin (Ebit) of about 8 percent.

against the wind in the fourth quarter

there were, However, against the wind, against the end of the year due to the increase in gasoline prices. Sales increased in the final quarter, while 3 percent to 1.3 billion Swiss francs. The operating profit dropped by a fifth to 87.3 million Swiss francs. The Swiss will also benefit in the current year of your modern and fuel efficient aircraft fleet. With the completion of the Acquisition of all of the 30 C-Series in summer, this effect would be reinforced, wrote to the Airline.

In return, the Swiss are expected due to preparation work for the Acquisition of its two additional Boeing 777 and the Airbus A320neo, as well as lower gains from Fuel hedges, higher costs. Nevertheless, the Swiss for 2019 aiming for a margin on adjusted operating profit in the double digit range, it said.

climate protection demands global approaches

The Swiss said in their Communiqué to the current climate debate. To talks of a possible CO2-levy on airline tickets Klühr as follows: "to achieve progress in climate protection and to preserve the attractiveness of Switzerland, in the international air travel, only a globally co-ordinated approach to target the leader. National and European taxes due to the competitive value added and jobs will rush to compromise, especially in their own country."

for this reason, support the company's global climate protection instrument Corsia of the UN-Organisation Icao, the aviation industry is aiming for by 2020 CO2-neutral growth, and between 2021 and 2035, over 2.6 billion tons of CO2 compensated. Due to the global introduction of the system there is no distortion of competition.

in Addition, Swiss work continuously on the improvement of fuel efficiency as well as optimized procedures in the air and on the ground, and invested over 8 billion Swiss francs in a more efficient fleet. Through these investments in state of the art aircraft, and continuous improvements in the operation, the Swiss have been able to reduce the CO2 emissions in the last 15 years to almost 30 per cent to 3.11 liters per 100 passenger kilometers, the statement said.

(fal/sda)

Created: 14.03.2019, 07:12 PM

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