Austrian Airlines

euro adhoc: Austrian Airlines AG
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
Austrian continues climb with extensive programme of expansion

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Market leadership from and to Central/Eastern Europe and expansion in Asia produce 13.6 % traffic growth/improvement in EBIT/fuel prices become critical success factor

The steady progress in the Austrian Airlines Group’s strategy of expansion into Central and Eastern Europe (the ‘Focus East’ programme) and into the Asia/Pacific region, ably supported by far-reaching marketing offensives, generated passenger volume growth of 13.6 % in the first nine months of the year and a three percent increase in the average passenger load factor on scheduled services to 73.2 %.

Comparison of Third Quarter Indicators for 2004/2003
Financial indicators                              1-9/2004    1-9/2003    +/- %
Revenue                                    EURm         1,689.1      1,505.1    12.2
EBITDAR adjusted 1                  EURm            241.7         186.9    29.3
EBITDAR                                    EURm            238.6         271.9  -12.2
EBIT adjusted 2                        EURm              25.1         -23.4        -
EBIT                                         EURm              39.7          -7.5        -
Profit before tax adjusted 2  EURm              10.2         -37.4        -
Profit before tax                    EURm              36.0         -19.0        -
Cash flows from operating        EURm            181.2         211.4  -14.3
Passengers carried                                 7,310,953  6,437,157  13.6
Passenger load factor                  %              73.2          70.2      3.0P.
(scheduled services)

1 Adjusted for profits from the disposal of assets and for exchange rate valuations at the reporting date. 2 Adjusted for profits from the disposal of assets, other disposal costs of aircraft, exchange rate valuations at the reporting date and revaluations of aircraft.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 04.11.2004 07:25:07

Further inquiry note: Konzernkommunikation: Johannes Davoras Johann Jurceka Tel.: 051766-1231

Investor Relations Karl Knezourek Tel.: 051766 - 3328

Branche: Air Transport
ISIN:      AT0000620158
WKN:        062015
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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