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2011 business year - traffic income at a record level


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15.02.2012

Last year, the Jungfrau Railway Group achieved traffic income of 110.2 million
francs - an increase of 6 million francs over 2010.

Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe

765,000 visitors travelled to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe in 2011, more than
ever before in the history of the Jungfrau Railway. This growth was in
particular achieved through business with Asian guests. This clearly shows that
the Jungfrau Railway Group´s engagement in global marketing has borne fruit. The
tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan have had little effect on tourist traffic
to the Jung¬fraujoch.

Winter sport

While excursion traffic flourished in 2011, winter-sport business was sluggish.
The JUNGFRAU Ski Region, in which the Jungfrau Railway Group has an around 60%
revenue share, recorded a drop of 10.6 per cent in the number of skier visits.
This can be put down to a warm spell in spring 2011, amongst other things. The
weak Euro led to fewer winter-sport guests taking holidays in Switzerland and
the JUNGFRAU Ski Region. Operational interruptions caused by the weather also
had a negative effect. The 2011/2012 winter season opened on 17 December, three
weeks later than the previous year.

Experience mountains

The Jungfrau Railway Group recorded good visitor numbers in the experience
mountains business segment, which comprises excursion traffic to the Harder
Kulm, First and Winteregg-Mürren. The Harder Railway carried 15.3 per cent more
passengers from 1 January to 31 December 2011 than in the previous year. The
First aerial cableway recorded a reduction in frequency of 5.8 per cent,
although a plus of 0.7 per cent was achieved during the summer season alone. The
Lauterbrunnen-Mürren rail & cableway transported 0.2 per cent fewer passengers
than in the previous year.

Prospects for 2012

Launching the Jungfrau Railway centenary year, light artist, Gerry Hofstetter,
illuminated the Jungfrau with various images including the Swiss cross and a
portrait of Adolf Guyer-Zeller, founder of the Jungfrau Railway. The Jungfrau
Railway Group is confident that it will profit from the global interest shown in
the centenary. Reservations from Asia provide us with optimism.
In contrast however, the company is facing a considerable challenge in the
winter-sport business segment. In view of the strong franc, the Jungfrau
Railways Group anticipates a further decline in visitor numbers from the Euro
zone. An abundance of snow has fallen since the beginning of 2012 and the pistes
are in excellent condition.


Further inquiry note:
Simon Bickel, Head of Information and Media
+4179 222 53 10
simon.bickel@jungfrau.ch

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issuer:      Jungfraubahn Holding AG
             Harderstrasse 14
             CH-3800 Interlaken
phone:       +41 (0)33 828 71 11
FAX:         +41 (0)33 828 72 64
mail:     jb@jungfraubahn.ch
WWW:      www.jungfraubahn.ch
sector:      Railway
ISIN:        CH0017875789
indexes:     SPI
stockmarkets: Domestic Standard: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English
 

 

 



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