Air Berlin PLC

Air Berlin improves revenue in August

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots.CorporateNews transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- air transport/traffic figures August 2008 Berlin (euro adhoc) - Over the period from January to August 2008, Air Berlin welcomed 19,252,837 passengers on board, i.e. 3.9 percent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2007: 18,535,693 passengers). Fleet capacity utilization for the first eight months of the year rose from 76.7 to 78.8 percent, i.e. an increase of 2.1 percentage points. For the month of August 2008, Air Berlin was able to increase revenue per available seat kilometre ("Yield per ASK") by 14.4 percent to 5.55 Eurocents (08/2007: 4.85 Eurocents). Due to the targeted capacity reduction by 60,000 seats, the number of passengers decreased by 2.4 percent to 2,849,783 (08/2007: 2,920,662). Fleet capacity utilization decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 82.9 percent (08/2007: 83.5 percent), primarily due to our growing business travel segment experiencing holiday-related softness for the month of August. August 2008 Capacity 3,439,422 Number of passengers 2,849,783 Capacity utilization rate in % 82.86 August 2008, accumulated Capacity 24,438,487 Number of passengers 19,252,837 Capacity utilization rate in % 78.78 end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Claudia Löffler Senior Manager Public Relations, Air Berlin phone: + 49 30 3434 1500 fax: + 49 30 3434 1509 e-mail: cloeffler@airberlin.com Branche: Air Transport ISIN: GB00B128C026 WKN: AB1000 Index: SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share 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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