Skyguide in 2008: new strategic alignment delivers first results

Skyguide, Switzerland’s air navigation service provider, can look back on a successful 2008. All corporate goals were met or exceeded in the safety, capacity and financial fields; and while traffic levels remained high, de-lays were reduced by around 30%. A solution is still to be found, however, for the present structural revenue shortfall, which is reflected in the operating deficit of CHF 5.09 million recorded for the year: as part of its legal mandate, the company currently provides services whose remuneration is insufficient to cover their costs. For 2009 skyguide expects to see a continued decline in air traffic levels, to which it intends to respond with a raft of appropriate actions.