Skyguide reports an operating surplus of CHF 27.97 million for 2011 (compared to an operating deficit of CHF 11.69 million for the previous year). The favourable operating result was achieved through consistent cost control and additional revenues, and despite adverse currency movements. Following changes to the corresponding legal parameters, 2011 saw skyguide receive its first-ever compensation for the services it provides at regional airports and in the adjoining airspace of neighbouring countries delegated to its control, for which it had previously received noor inadequate remuneration. As a result of the revised financing arrangements, skyguide will be able to eliminate its current accumulated deficit in the next few years. In operational terms, too, the work and development effected over the past years have placed the company in a strong and viable position.