Air Berlin PLC

euro adhoc: Air Berlin PLC
quarterly or semiannual financial statement
Air Berlin´s operating income for the third quarter increases to almost EUR 70 million - Net profit exceeds EUR 60 million despite the integration and restructuring costs for LTU

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9-month report/Q3-report

20.11.2007

Ad hoc Press Release as per Article 15 of the Securities Trading Act

London, 20 November 2007 - In the third quarter of 2007, the Air Berlin Group, including LTU, which has been fully consolidated since August 2007, recorded a sales volume of EUR 857.6 million, i.e. a 7.2 percent increase over the corresponding period of the previous year (EUR 799.9 million). EBITDAR (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and leasing expenses) increased by 12.5 percent from EUR 155.4 million to EUR 174.8 million, and EBIT (Earnings before interest and taxes) increased by 0.7 percent from EUR 69.6 million to EUR 69.8 million. Due to the improved financial and tax results, net profit increased from EUR 50.9 million to EUR 60.8 million (+19.4 percent). Non-recurrent charges for the integration and restructuring measures relating to LTU amounted to EUR 13.2 million. Air Berlin continues to count on the synergies from the acquisition of LTU to take effect in 2008.

For additional information and the complete Interim Report, please consult our IR website at ir.airberlin.com.

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire Great Britain WKN AB1000 (Share) Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Official Market, Prime Standard) WKN AONQ9H (Convertible Bond) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

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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:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Hamburg / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Börse München / free trade



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