Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG

EANS-News: Air Berlin PLC
airberlin increases capacity utilization in March

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Company Information/Traffic Figures March 2012


Berlin (euro adhoc) - In March 2012, airberlin, Germany's second-largest airline
company, again increased capacity utilization in the context of its "Shape &
Size" efficiency-increasing program. In monthly comparison, capacity utilization
increased by 4.4 percentage points to 78.1 percent. In March 2011, airberlin had
recorded a capacity utilization rate of 73.7 percent. Although airberlin reduced
capacity by 6.7 percent in a targeted manner, the number of passengers decreased
by only 1.1 percent, namely from 2,594,556 passengers in March 2011 to 2,565,164
passengers in March 2012.

From January to March, airberlin transported a total of 6,510,978 passengers. In
the corresponding period of the previous year, airberlin welcomed 6,871,801
passengers on board (-5.3 percent). Over the first three months of the year,
airberlin reduced capacity by 10 percent. Over the same period, airberlin was
able to increase its capacity utilization rate from 72.5 percent to 76.3 percent
(+3.8 percentage points).

March 2012

Capacity                         3,285,400    (-6.7 %)
Number of passengers             2,565,164    (-1.1 %)
Capacity utilization rate in %        78.1    (+4.4 pts.)

March 2012, accumulated
Capacity                         8,526,242    (-10 %)
Number of passengers             6,510,978    (-5.3 %)
Capacity utilization rate in %        76.3    (+3.8 pts.)



Further inquiry note:
Claudia Löffler
Senior Manager Public Relations
Tel.:   +49 (0)30 3434 1500
Fax:    +49 (0)30 3434 1509
E-Mail: claudia.loeffler@airberlin.com

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company:     Air Berlin PLC
             The Hour House, High Street 32
             UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts
phone:       +49 (0)30 3434 1500
FAX:         +49 (0)30/3434-1509
mail:     abpresse@airberlin.com
WWW:      http://www.airberlin.com
sector:      Air Transport
ISIN:        GB00B128C026
indexes:     SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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