Jungfraubahn Holding AG

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Business year 2012 - higher traffic income in centenary year


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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet
12.02.2013


Last year, the Jungfrau Railway Group achieved a traffic income of 115.1 million
francs, an increase of 4.4% compared to 2011.

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
Some 833,000 visitors travelled to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe in 2012,
more than in any other year in the 100-year history of the Jungfrau Railway.
This growth was in particular achieved through business with Asian guests. This
success was contributed to by the centenary celebrations, which began with the
illumination of the Jungfrau in January 2012 followed by another 80 special
offers and events. The Jungfrau Railways strategy of intensively cultivating the
Asian market and enhancing attractions on the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe with
the new Alpine Sensation round tour has paid off.

Winter sport
We have a difficult year in the winter-sport business behind us, due amongst
other things to the warm spell in spring 2012. The strong Swiss franc led to
fewer guests travelling from European countries to Switzerland and the Jungfrau
Ski Region. In addition, the Swiss increasingly spent their holidays abroad. The
first facilities were able to be opened on 1 December 2012 - three weeks earlier
than last year. Thanks to this good start to the current season, a drop of only
1% in skier visits was recorded in 2012 for the Jungfrau Ski Region, in which
the Jungfrau Railway Group holds a 60% share of turnover.

Experience mountains
In the experience mountains business segment, which comprises excursion traffic
to the Harder Kulm, First and Winteregg-Mürren, the Jungfrau Railways Group
recorded varying visitor numbers. From 1 January to 31 December 2012, the Harder
Railway carried 14.5 per cent more passengers than in the previous year, thus
achieving a record number of passengers. The First Aerial Cableway recorded a
drop in frequency of 2.5 per cent. The Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Rail & Cableway
transported 5 per cent fewer passengers than in the preceding year.

Prospects for 2013
The start of 2013 has proved a success. The Jungfraujoch was able to hold
visitor numbers at the same level as in the centenary year. The winter-sport
business has recorded higher frequencies than the previous year. The new
six-seater Wixi chairlift has upgraded the Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen ski area.
Despite a good start to the year, the outlook for the winter business segment
and the European market remains challenging, however, the sustained positive
trend in the Asian market, which is crucial for the Jungfrau Railway Group,
allows us reason for optimism.


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

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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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