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25.04.2007 – 08:06

Austrian Airlines

euro adhoc: Austrian Airlines AG
quarterly or semiannual financial statement / Austrian Airlines Group begins report year 2007 with significant improvement in result

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Strong starting-point based on restructuring measures introduced and consistent expansion of Focus East strategy

Financial Result of Austrian Airlines Group, First Quarter 2007

Austrian Chief Executive  Officer  Alfred  Ötsch  today  offered  the following summary of the newly-released figures: 'Our  operating   result  (EBIT)  improved significantly in the first quarter  of  2007 compared  to  the  previous  year, rising from EUR -50.1m to EUR -19.0m, and  now  forms  a  sound  basis  for  the further development of the financial year 2007. Last year's  successful   capital increase and steady implementation of our  redimensioning   processes  throughout the company are key factors  in  our  future.   The  restructuring  measures  and closure of unprofitable long-haul   routes  are  already  well  underway,  and  a social plan has been worked out and agreed with the Staff Council for  employees affected both directly and indirectly by the changes.  The  impact  of  our   and service offensive are already  measurable  in  passenger  figures and  we  will continue with the  quality  focus  in  2007:  the   refitting  of  our  long-haul

Business Class sections with lie-flat sleeper seats is largely complete, and  we expect passengers to be enjoying DO&CO catering on board our  flights  from  the summer of 2007 onwards.'

                         Overview of Financial Result, First Quarter 2007

Key indicators                                            |1-3/2007    |1-3/2006    |+/- %        |
Revenue                                         EURm          |561.5        |546.8        |2.7          |
EBITDAR                                         EURm            |67.9         |44.4      |52.9         |
EBITDAR adjusted 1                        EURm            |59.8         |38.7      |54.5         |
EBIT                                              EURm          |-19.0        |-50.1      |62.1         |
EBIT adjusted 2                            EURm          |-27.1        |-53.9      |49.7         |
Result before tax                         EURm          |-29.2        |-65.3      |55.3         |
Result before tax adjusted 2        EURm          |-36.5        |-67.7      |46.1         |
Cash flow from operating              EURm              69.0          48.8        41.4
Passengers carried (scheduled &  Passengers|2,245,382 |2,117,368  |6.0          |
charter)                                        |                |                |                |                |
Passenger load factor (scheduled %              |  74.1         |72.4        |1.7P.        |
services)                                      |                |                |                |                |
Cargo                                            Tons        | 37,924      |40,128      |-5.5         |

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

end of announcement                                                 euro adhoc 25.04.2007 07:27:09

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