Skyguide’s 2013 business year: further consolidation and, thanks to rigorous cost management, a positive result despite traffic declines

Skyguide delivered a further outstanding operational performance in 2013. The Swiss air navigation services provider’s safety management system saw another improvement in its already high maturity, rising from 82.3% to 86.2% in the corresponding Eurocontrol assessments. And, while they are achieved in the most complex airspace in Europe, its punctuality levels remain extremely high: despite adverse weather factors, skyguide handled 96.5% of its flights without delays. The company also posted an operating surplus of CHF 33.59 million (EBIT) for the year (compared to an operating surplus of CHF 29.95 million for 2012), as continued rigorous cost management helped largely offset a further 2.5% fall in annual traffic volumes and the corresponding tangible decline in revenues from its core air traffic management business.