FRANCE. Groupe ADP has forecast passenger traffic for 2021 to reach between 45% and 55% of 2019 levels. A full return to 2019 passenger numbers will take till 2024 on the earliest and probably till 2027, stated the corporate. As reported, traffic fell by -60.4% group-extensive year-on-year in 2020, and by -69.4% on the two main Paris airports.
In its annual outcomes, simply launched, Groupe ADP reported that income fell by -54.5% to €2,137 million. This included a -57.1% decline in income from retail & providers actions at Paris Aéroport to €645 million within the year. Retailing alone fell by -67.7% to €313 million. Spend per passenger in airside outlets dipped by -3% to €19.10.
Groupe ADP commented: “Retail actions have been significantly diminished in 2020 from mid-March onwards by the introduction of sanitary measures, with intervals of confinement having a really destructive influence on traffic levels, the standard of the traffic combine and restrictions on outlets.
“The profitability of retail subsidiaries (resembling Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire and Relay@ADP) and operators was affected, with a major influence on financing wants. Operators and retail subsidiaries have additionally resorted to partial exercise.
“Because of this of the medium-to-long-time period decline in income forecasts, Groupe ADP is growing an motion plan in collaboration with the group’s retail subsidiaries and operators to readapt its working buildings to the brand new scenario.”
From 2020 by means of to 2022, stated the airport firm, it plans quick-time period measures to optimise expenditure and include debt. Reopening will happen consistent with traffic development. Groupe ADP stated it was additionally aiming to enhance the productiveness of its companion retailers over the long run.
“Measures have been shortly taken by the retail subsidiaries within the type of partial exercise and management of opex and capex. They’ve thus made it doable to restrict their indebtedness as a lot as doable. Two State-assured loans have been taken out by Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire and Relay@ADP for a complete quantity of €70 million, permitting the retail subsidiaries to preserve their autonomy.”
Group EBITDA was down by -90.5% year-on-year to €168 million, with a web loss attributable to the group of €1,169 million, in contrast to €588 million in revenue in 2019.
Chairman and CEO Augustin de Romanet stated: “The year 2020 was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic with a powerful influence on all of the group’s actions from March onwards.
“Groupe ADP succeeded in enhancing its high quality of service, its additional-monetary ranking and in preserving its gross sales per passenger in Parisian outlets. Since August, the group has stabilised its money place at a excessive degree, enabling it to confidently think about the year 2021. It’s pursuing its monetary stabilisation plan, specifically by implementing a collective mutually agreed termination settlement signed on 9 December 2020. It anticipates a return to the 2019 traffic degree in Paris between 2024 and 2027. Groupe ADP confirms its steerage of a web monetary debt/EBITDA ratio between 6x and 7x by the top of 2022, enabling it to lay floor for a brand new improvement dynamic in France and overseas.”