Austrian Airlines

euro adhoc: Austrian Airlines AG
Financial Figures/Balance Sheet
POSITIVE ANNUAL RESULT OF EUR 3.3 MILLION IN 2007

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12.03.2008

Adjusted EBIT returns clearly into positive figures at EUR 39.1m

Net debt reduced to EUR 982.9m

At EUR 3.3m (2006 figure: EUR  -129.9m),  the  annual  result  of   the  Austrian Airlines Group bounced back into positive figures in 2007, following  two  years of negative results. This is an improvement of EUR 133.2m. The company  improved its EBIT from EUR -89.0m in 2006 to EUR 25.6m in the  report  period  2007.  The adjusted EBIT of EUR 39.1m in 2007 rose by EUR 47.4m, a substantial increase  on the figure for the previous year. For the first time   since  2004,  this  figure shows a positive numeric value.

In line with the reduction in available seat kilometers  (ASK)  of   15.4%  which affected mainly the long-haul segment while there was a strong  growth  in  the core markets (short- and  medium  haul   segment),  the  flight  revenue  of  the Austrian Airlines Group fell at a slower rate  than  production  in  the  report period, decreasing by just 3.7% to EUR 2,368.6m (2006 figure: EUR 2,458.8m). At EUR 2,550.9m, the Group's  operating  revenue  was  slightly   (4.2%)  below  the figure for the previous year.

The net debt of the Group fell to EUR 982.9m in the past business year.  On  the balance sheet date 31 December 2007, the equity ratio of the  Austrian  Airlines Group at 27.7% was above the comparable figure  for  2006  (24.5%)  due  to  the consistent reduction in liabilities.

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Further inquiry note:
Konzernkommunikation:
Livia Dandrea-Böhm
Tel.: 051766-11231

Investor Relations
Dr. Prisca Havranek-Kosicek
Tel.: 051766 - 13311

Branche: Air Transport
ISIN:      AT0000620158
WKN:        875224
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official market



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