SWISS continues to climb: EBIT of CHF 199 million for the first nine months of 2006

27 octobre 2006

Swiss International Air Lines (Group) increased its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to CHF 199 million for the first nine months of 2006 (prior-year period: CHF 24 million). Consolidated net profit for the period amounted to CHF 174 million. In the prior-year period, SWISS posted a consoli-dated net loss of CHF 81 million. EBIT for the third quarter, which is traditionally the strongest of the year, rose to CHF 101 million for 2006 (prior-year period: CHF 33 million).