Air Berlin PLC

euro adhoc: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG
quarterly or semiannual financial statement
Air Berlin continues on its path to growth Revenue rises to EUR 1.135 billion for the first nine months EUR 38.7 million net profit - best quarterly result e

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28.11.2006

Berlin, November 28, 2006 - Air Berlin PLC has successfully completed the third quarter. Due to the high number of bookings, Air Berlin realized EUR 1.135 billion in revenue for the first nine months of 2006. With EUR 510 million, approximately 45% of the revenue was generated in the third quarter. This corresponds to a 28.4% increase in comparison with the same period of the previous year (EUR 397.3 million). From July to September 2006, Air Berlin’s operating activities developed just as positively. The result from operations amounted to EUR 54.3 million (EBIT), compared to EUR 51.7 million in the corresponding period of the previous year. EBIT increased by 76%, i.e. from EUR 23.5 million to EUR 41.4 million compared to the same nine-month period of the previous year,

The third quarter of 2006 yielded Air Berlin's best operating result ever. Together with dba, which was only included in the consolidated accounts for the month of September, the Group generated a net profit of EUR 38.7 million. In comparison with the same period of the previous year (EUR 30.6 million), this improvement, i.e. a 26.5% increase, stands out considerably. For the time period from January to September, consolidated profit amounted to EUR 37.7 million (previous year: EUR -12.5 million).

For more information on Air Berlin’s nine month result, please check out our website at www.airberlin.com under Investor Relations as of 10:00 a.m. (CEST).

Air Berlin PLC, London Consolidated Statements of Income for the nine months ended and Q3 2006, respectively

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                                                          in TEUR      in TEUR  in TEUR    in TEUR
Revenue                                              1,135,034    943,158  510,044    397,352
Other operating income                            4,759        2,597      1,121         -342
Operating expenses                          -1,098,419  -922,237 -456,846  -345,327
Result from operating activities          41,374      23,518    54,319      51,683
Financial expenses                                -35,186    -15,451  -10,018      -5,548
Financial income                                      7,230        1,388      4,425          630
Foreign exchange gains (loss)                10,435    -19,453    -3,787      -7,515
Net financing cost                                -17,521    -33,516    -9,380    -12,433
Share of profit of associates                    501              2          17              0
Profit (loss) before taxes                    24,354      -9,996    44,956      39,250
Income tax benefit (expense)                 13,374      -2,514    -6,267      -8,661
Profit (loss) for the period                 37,728    -12,510    38,689      30,589@@end@@

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ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Ingolf Hegner
Head of Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1532
ihegner@airberlin.com

Branche: Air Transport
ISIN:      GB00B128C026
WKN:        AB1000
Index:    Classic All Share, Prime All Share, SDAX
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade



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