The year 2020 was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic with a strong impact on all of the group's activities from March onwards.
Groupe ADP's total traffic amounted to 96.3 million of passengers over 2020, down by 60.4% compared to 2019, taking into account the integration of GMR Airports' traffic since March, in which the stake acquisition opens the way to a new industrial partnership, growth driver for the future. Paris Aéroport traffic amounted to 33.1 million passengers, down by 69.4%. The group managed to maintain a positive EBITDA at 168 million euros thanks to the effects of an optimization plan implemented throughout the group. Net result attributable to the Group stands at -1,169 million euros, down by 1,757 million euros, mainly due to the significant decline in revenue and to impairments.
Groupe ADP succeeded in improving its quality of service, its extra-financial rating and in preserving its sales per passenger in Parisian shops. Since August, the group has stabilized its cash position at a high level, enabling it to confidently consider the year 2021. It is pursuing its financial stabilization plan, in particular by implementing a collective mutually agreed termination agreement signed on December 9th, 2020. It anticipates a return to the 2019 traffic level in Paris between 2024 and 2027.
Groupe ADP confirms its guidance of a net financial debt/EBITDA ratio between 6x and 7x by the end of 2022, enabling it to lay ground for a new development dynamic in France and abroad.