You are here: Home - Uncategorized -

EuroStar posts express sales

Written by:

Train operator EuroStar posted record sales in the first six months of 2006, as people flocked to the locations used in The Da Vinci Code and headed off to Germany to follow England’s progress in the World Cup.

Sales of £259.9m were up 6% on 2005 and customer numbers improved by 11%, figures that prompted comment from some industry observers as to why the company could not have delivered such positive results before.

“It’s odd to say the least that it’s taken a mediocre film and a useless football tournament from England’s point of view to effect such an improvement,” said transport analyst Peter Coles.

“The company’s punctuality rate is now reported at 91%, so maybe that has had a beneficial effect as well. Shareholders will be looking for this sort of performance to be improved in the coming years.”


Tag Box




Financial fitness

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

Are you a first-time buyer looking for a mortgage?

Look no further, get the help you need by searching for your perfect mortgage

Five ways to get on the property ladder without the Bank of Mum and Dad

A report suggests the Bank of Mum and Dad is running low on funds. Fortunately, there are other options for st...

The essential Your Money guide to the April 2018 tax changes

As we head into the 2018/19 tax year, a number of key changes take place to existing policies while some new i...

A guide to switching energy provider

All you need to know about switching from one energy supplier to another.

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co... Awards 2018

Now in their 21st year, our awards recognise the companies offering the best products and services to consumers

Money Tips of the Week

Read previous post:
Big Brother is watching the profits roll in

Endemol, the Dutch television production company responsible for hit show Big Brother, has recorded a 23% rise in half-year turnover...