West Atlantic continues network expansion and maintain performance in a market characterised by overcapacity
January - March in brief
Comments by the CEO
"West Atlantic first quarter performance resulted in an income before tax of TSEK 19 573 (13 240) which corresponded well with projections. The cash flow from operating activities increased to TSEK 25 815 (-4 817), indicating a solid operational performance. The Group's financial position remains strong and planned investments in the aircraft fleet will continue during 2014.
Revenue increased 14 per cent year-on-year and indicates a continued solid growth for the Group, especially in B737 segment.
The period has been influenced by the Group's corporate bond instrument (WEST001) listing on NASDAQ OMX which was completed on April 11th. This has also resulted in an IFRS transition which has been completed during the reporting period.
The aircraft fleet was expanded by two B737-400 freighters. One aircraft will replace current subcontracted capacity in intra EU traffic and one have been dry leased out on long term contract to another aircraft operator. These actions are expected to further increase operational margin in the network." - says Gustaf Thureborn, Group president & CEO.
West Atlantic traffic statistics January - March
|Jan - Mar||Jan - Mar||Year-on-year|
|Performed flights||6 439||5 876||9,6%|
|Regularity (target >99%)||99,1%||99,0%||0,1%|
|Number of hours flown||6 660||6 508||2,3%|
|Tonnes carried||23 011||21 164||8,7%|
West Atlantic financial calendar for fiscal year 2014
Interim report Q2 (April - June) August 28th, 2014
Interim report Q3 (July - September) November 27th, 2014
Interim report Q4 (October - December) February 26th, 2015
Annual report 2014 (January - December) April 28th, 2015
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About West Atlantic Group
West Atlantic Group is a European dedicated cargo airline specialised in mail and express freight. Developing from many years' experience the Group can offer its customers customised efficient solutions for airfreight services, maintenance and airworthiness services and aircraft leasing.
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