Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG

EANS-News: airberlin significantly increases capacity utilization

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Company Information/Traffic Figures March 2013

Berlin (euro adhoc) - airberlin is optimizing its route network and offering
more flights on well-established routes. The success of this strategy is
reflected in a continuously increasing seat capacity utilization rate. In March
2013, Germany's second-largest airline company was able to increase capacity
utilization by 4.7 percentage points, to 87.73 percent. In total, airberlin
welcomed 2,360,545 passengers on board for the month of March. 

Whereas in the context of its flight route optimization plan, airberlin reduced
its available seat kilometers by 10.3 percent, to 4.29 billion, the revenue
passenger kilometers only decreased by 5.2 percent, to 3.77 billion. 

For the months January to March of the year 2013, airberlin increased capacity
utilization by 2.7 percentage points in yearly comparison, and welcomed a total 
of 5,919,050 passengers on board. The available seat kilometers amounted to 
11.16 billion and the revenue passenger kilometers to 9.55 billion. 

For 2013, airberlin has changed the way it calculates its seat capacity
utilization. 
The capacity utilization calculation is now determined according to the sector
standard, and the revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) are compared to the
available seat kilometers (ASK). For the purpose of a yearly comparison, the
seat capacity utilization for 2012 was likewise calculated anew.

March 2013
Capacity utilization rate in % 87.73 (+4.7 pp)

ASK m.                         4,293.7 (-10.3%)
RPK m.                         3,766.8 (-5.2%)
Guests                         2,360,545 (-8.0%)


March 2013 accumulated
Capacity utilization rate in % 85.56 (+2.7 pp)

ASK m.                         11,155.9 (-10.8%)
RPK m.                         9,545.3 (-7.9%)
Guests                         5,919,050 (-9.1%)



Further inquiry note:
Mathias Radowski
Press Officer
Tel.: +49 (0)30/3434-1500
E-Mail: Mathias.Radowski@airberlin.com

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