This is ahead of the publication of the main report, planned for May 2023.
The preliminary data show gate-to-gate revenue of €5.4 billion in 2021, significantly lower than the costs of €7.9 billion and reflecting the drop in income as a result of COVID-19. ANSPs had reduced costs by over €400 million (4.9%), around half of which were reductions in staff costs. This reflects both the effect of temporary measures implemented in 2020 and 2021 (e.g. short time work, furlough schemes, reduced remuneration…) and also the effect of redundancy plans. Year-on-year changes in ATM/CNS provision costs varied across Europe’s ANSPs from -30% to +15%.
As regards liquidity, borrowings increased to €5.9 billion, some three times the level seen in 2019. Capital expenditure, while slightly higher than in 2020, remained below (-5.5%) the average for 2011-2019.