Comparability with the previous year
2021 again saw the income, financial and net assets situation of DB Group significantly impacted by measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Pandemic-related restrictions at the beginning of 2021 resulted in a sharp drop in passenger numbers in comparison with the corresponding months of the previous year, which had not yet been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. A significant recovery in demand for passenger transport began in March 2021, resulting among other things from the progress made in the vaccination campaign.
Changes in the scope of consolidation did not significantly affect income and expense development in 2021.