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Jungfrau Railway achieves guest record

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04.01.2012

More guests visited the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe in 2011 than ever before.
765,000 people travelled by Jungfrau Railway to Europe´s highest-altitude
railway station, achieving an increase of 13.8 per cent on the previous year. 


Business segment Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe

In 2011, the Jungfrau Railway Group carried 765,000 visitors to the
Jungfraujoch, setting a new record. The increase is down to business with Asian
guests. The Jungfrau Railway Group´s strategy of global marketing has borne
fruit. This has also been helped by the value of the Euro, which dropped against
major Asian currencies after the financial and economic crises. Travel to Europe
became generally less expensive for Asian guests and so the strong franc was of
no importance. The tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan had little effect on
the number of travellers to the Jungfraujoch.


Business segment winter sport

While excursion traffic in 2011 gained strength, the winter sport business was
more restrained. Between 1 January and 31 December 2011, the Jungfrau Ski
Region, in which the Jungfrau Railway Group holds a 60 per cent revenue share,
recorded 1,073,000 skier visits. The reduction in comparison to the preceding
year was 10.6 per cent. Higher temperatures and lack of snow meant that it was
not possible to start the 2011/2012 winter season until 17 December 2011, three
weeks later than the previous year. Nevertheless, winter-sport guests have been
able to enjoy excellent piste conditions over the Christmas holiday period.


Business segment experience mountains

The Jungfrau Railway Group also achieved excellent frequencies in the experience
mountains business segment, which includes excursion traffic to the Harder Kulm,
First and Winteregg-Mürren. Compared to the previous year, the Harder Railway
recorded an increase of 15.3 per cent, the First Aerial Cableway a reduction of
5.8 per cent. The Mürren Rail & Cableway carried 0.2 per cent fewer guests than
the previous year.


Preview

In view of the strong Swiss franc, the Jungfrau Railway Group anticipates that
the 2011/2012 winter season will present a challenge. It expects that fewer
guests from Euro zone countries will travel to the Jungfrau Ski Region for
winter sport. However, optimism is justified as the Jungfrau Railway celebrates
its centenary in 2012 and over 80 special offers and events are planned for this
anniversary. The Jungfrau Railway Group is convinced that the centenary will
create worldwide interest and so additional guests will be able to be welcomed.


 




        
                         Passenger frequency    Passenger frequency    Variation
                                        2011                   2010  in per cent

•       Jungfrau Railway             765,000                672,000       +13.8%
(Jungfraujoch arr.)

•       Grindelwald-First            440,000                467,000        -5.8%
(from valley)

•       Mürren Rail & Cableway       545,000                546,000        -0.2%
(total frequency)

•       Harder Railway               171,400                148,700       +15.3%
(total frequency)

        
                                Skier visits           Skier visits    Variation
                       1.1.2011 - 31.12.2011    1.1.2010 - 2.1.2010  in per cent

•       Jungfrau Ski Region       1,073,000               1,200,000       -10.6%

        
                                Skier visits            Skier visits   Variation
                     Season start - 2.1.2012 Season start - 2.1.2011 in per cent

•       Jungfrau Ski Region         132,000                 206,000       -35.9%


Further inquiry note:
Urs Kessler, CEO
+41 (0)79 407 90 52

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issuer:      Jungfraubahn Holding AG
             Harderstrasse 14
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phone:       +41 (0)33 828 71 11
FAX:         +41 (0)33 828 72 64
mail:     jb@jungfraubahn.ch
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sector:      Railway
ISIN:        CH0017875789
indexes:     SPI
stockmarkets: Domestic Standard: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English
 



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