“2016 has been an exceptionally busy year. We have delivered a robust financial performance, reflecting strong markets in the US and more challenging conditions in Europe.
Our merger with BBA Aviation Plc in US Air has created a powerful market leader with strong growth potential. It also offers significant cross-selling opportunities into our US Ground division. We feel very confident about the prospects for our US operations as we leverage our customer relationships across our national network.
We have successfully restructured our Europe Air business, which is now well positioned for sustainable growth. In Europe Ground we expect a return to modest growth in 2017, encouraged by some early signs of a pick-up in discretionary spend.
We have strengthened our operational management team and, together with the progress made in 2016, we are confident of delivering sustainable growth in 2017 and beyond.”