Increased traffic meant that the segment’s traffic revenue climbed to EUR 20.5bn and was therefore 11.6 per cent higher than in the previous year. In addition to the 7.5 per cent increase in sales volumes, higher prices (+3.9 per cent) also lifted revenue. Currency movements only had a marginal effect of +0.2 per cent. In total, revenue grew to EUR 22.3bn, by 11.2 per cent.
Other operating income shrank by 3.7 per cent to EUR 1.1bn. Lower exchange rate gains (EUR –75m) were partly offset by greater income derived from compensation for damages (EUR +21m). Overall, total operating revenue improved by 10.4 per cent to EUR 23.4bn.