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Österreichische Post AG

Pressemeldung from 09.01.2001

Christmas season 2000: Increased letter and postcard volumes as compared to 1999

No SMS nor e-mail can replace seasons greetings sent by post!

During the Christmas season Österreichische Post AG had to treat considerably more items than during the same period in 1999. Quality of service did, however, not really suffer from such volumes, and only few items were delivered late.

Volumes increased up to 5% as compared to 1999
Österreichische Post AG delivered up to 5% more letters and postcards than in 1999, and about the same number of parcels as the year before.

More than 8 million letters on heavy days
Österreichische Post AG treats more than four million letters and postcards, and more than 150 000 parcels a day. During the Christmas season volumes to be treated was, on some days double that of normal traffic.

SMS and e-mails will never replace letters and postcards
According to surveys made end of last year, many Austrians planned to send their seasons greetings by SMS or e-mail instead of using postcards or letters. Increased numbers of letters and postcards show, however, that IT did not replace, but simply came in addition to, physical mail.

Contact for further information:
Österreichische Post AG
Company Communication
Press service
Mr. Michael Homola
Phone: from abroad +43 1 515 51-5217, in Austria (01) 515 51- 5217