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Nine-month 2018 trading update; 10.8 million passengers and 13% net earnings growth for Aegean

During the third quarter, revenue increased to 483.6m euros, 9% up compared to 2017.

ATHENS – Aegean announces 2018 9-month results with consolidated revenue at 939.3m euros, 5% higher than 2017. Pre-tax earnings rose 14% to 115.8m euros and net earnings after tax were up 13% to 80.9m euros.

During the 9-month period to September 30, 2018, Aegean and its subsidiary Olympic Air, carried 10.8m passengers, 6% more than the previous year, with 4.8m in domestic and 6m in the international network. Total passengers from/to Athens hub traveling on international routes increased by 12%. Load factor improved to 83.6% from 82.9% in 2017 as a result of efficient revenue and network management.

During the third quarter, revenue increased to 483.6m euros, 9% up compared to 2017. Pre-tax earnings increased by 4% to 134.1m euros while net earnings were 3% higher compared to last year at 94.7m euros, despite the significant rise of fuel costs which stood at 27% for the quarter even after the effect of hedging.

Operating cash flow reached 161.8m euros resulting to cash and cash equivalents and financial investments rising to 389.9m euros as of 30.09.2018, following the payment of 34m euros in pre-delivery payments to Airbus.

Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis, Managing Director, commented: “We have once again delivered strong profitability in the summer season, through developing our Athens hub but equally through new products and services which add value to our passengers. Our result was achieved despite the presence of new competitors with significant additional capacity in both domestic and international network as well as the effect of rising oil prices. We have followed a prudent and focused capacity development strategy for a second consecutive year. We focus on developing the right skills sets and infrastructure so as to ensure the efficient use of our new fleet investment which is critical for our future capabilities.”

Consolidated Results​

 € million Third Quarter 2017  

Third Quarter 2018

 

%

Nine Month 2017  

Nine Month 2018

 

%

Revenue 445.6 483.6 9% 896.3 939.3 5%
EBITDAR[1] 172.8 175.1 1% 232.4 225.1 -3%
EBITDA[2] 138.5 140.6 2% 128.0 125.9 -2%
Pre-tax profit for the period 128.6 134.1 4% 101.9 115.8 14%
Net profit for the period 91.7 94.7 3% 71.7 80.9 13%

[1] EBITDAR: Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization & lease payments

[2] EBITDA: Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation & amortization

 

Passenger traffic (in ,000)

Third Quarter 2017  

Third Quarter 2018

% Nine Month 2017  

Nine Month 2018

%
Domestic 2,036 2,134 5% 4,569 4,793 5%
International 2,629 2,758 5% 5,651 6,035 7%
Total 4,666 4,892 5% 10,221 10,827 6%
Load Factor[1] 87.6% 86.1% -1.5 82.9% 83.6% 0.7
Avg number of passengers per flight 126 130 3% 120 126 5%

[1] Scheduled Revenue passenger km divided by Available Seat km

Αegean and Olympic Air carried 13.2 million passengers in 2017. 2018 network covers 153 destinations (31 domestic and 122 international) to 44 countries. Since June 30, 2010 Aegean is a member of Star Alliance, the strongest airline alliance worldwide. The company has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline in 2018. Among other distinctions, Aegean captured the 5th place, in the world’s 20 best airlines list (outside the U.S.) in 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards survey of Condé Nast Traveler. In June 2018 Aegean signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus, for the order of up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family.

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