Air Berlin PLC

Air Berlin improves revenue in September

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots.CorporateNews transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- air transport/traffic figures September 2008 Berlin (euro adhoc) - Over the first nine months of 2008, Air Berlin transported 2.9 percent more passengers than in the corresponding period of the previous year. From January to September 2008, 22,107,115 passengers flew Air Berlin (2007: 21,482,622). Fleet capacity utilization for the first nine months of the year rose from 77.7 to 79.3 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.6 percentage points. In September 2008, Air Berlin increased its revenue per available seat kilometre ("Yield per ASK") to 5.96 Eurocents (09/2007: 5.31 Eurocents), i.e. an increase of 12.1 percent. Revenue per available seat kilometre improved, even though a targeted capacity reduction decreased the number of passengers by 3.1 percentage points to 2,854,278 passengers (09/2007: 2,946,929) and the fleet capacity utilization by 1.7 percentage points to 82.5 percent (09/2007: 84.2 percent). September 2008 Capacity 3,457,853 Number of passengers 2,854,278 Capacity utilization rate in % 82.54 September 2008, accumulated Capacity 27,896,340 Number of passengers 22,107,115 Capacity utilization rate in % 79.25 end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Claudia Löffler Senior Manager Public Relations, Air Berlin phone: + 49 30 3434 1500 fax: + 49 30 3434 1509 e-mail: 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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