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ENAV Reduces Terminal Air Navigation Services Charges by 25%

4 September 2013

In the last four months of 2013 airlines will save around 20 million Euros

ENAV, the Italian company for air navigation services, in agreement with the Ministry for the Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, has reduced the charges for airport operations* by 25%. 

The new fees, in force from the 1st of September to the 31st of December 2013, will enable around 20 million Euros savings for all airlines landing at and taking off from Italian airports. 

Despite the crisis of the air transport sector has determined the decrease of flights to the levels of 2006, the reduction of the terminal charges has been possible thanks to the increasing efficiency levels achieved over recent years by ENAV, leading to a 3.6% containment of costs, in accordance with the targets defined in the Single European Sky National Performance Plan. 

ENAV has closed the 2012 financial year with a profit margin of around 46 million Euros, one of the best performances achieved by the Company in recent years, in a context marked by traffic decrease of 3% for en-route and 5.7% at airports. 

Thanks to the good results achieved so far, deriving from effective economic and operational managementMassimo Garbini ENAV CEO saidENAV is in the position to reinvest its own resources to stimulate the economic growth and provide relief to the aviation sector in such difficult times. On the basis of the outcomes of such initiative, ENAV will consider to replicate it also in 2014. 

ENAV has been recognised at European level as one of the best service providers also for its operational performance, with no delays registered for controlled flights in 2012. 

*Charges for airport operations are paid by carriers in order to have assistance for flights both inbound and outbound, and are applied to operations in proximity to the airport of departure and arrival within a radius of around 20 km. 

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