Air Berlin PLC

Air Berlin: A good start to the winter

Another double-digit earnings increase

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Luftfahrt/Traffic Figures November 2008

Berlin (euro adhoc) - Over the period from January to November 2008, Air Berlin transported a total of 26,752,602 passengers, i.e. 1.5 percent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2007: 26,363,830). Fleet capacity utilization for the first eleven months of 2008 was slightly higher than in the previous year, increasing from 77.6 to 78.8 percent (+1.2 percentage points).

With the start of the 2008/09 winter flight schedule in November, the efficiency program introduced in the spring has come into full effect. Among other measures, capacity in November was reduced by a total of 6.3 percent. As a result, the number of passengers decreased by 5.5 percent to reach 1,942,308 (2007: 2,055,010). Capacity utilization increased from 72.0 to 72.6 percent, i.e. an increase of 0.6 percentage points. Air Berlin's revenue per available seat kilometre ("Yield per ASK") showed double-digit growth, rising from 4.30 to 5.18 Eurocents, i.e. a 20.2 percent increase over the corresponding month of the previous year.

November 2008
Capacity                                                2,673,724
Number of passengers                            1,942,308
Capacity utilization rate in %                  72.64

November 2008, accumulated
Capacity                                              33,946,514
Number of passengers                          26,752,602
Capacity utilization rate in %                  78,81

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ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG
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Rückfragehinweis:
Alexandra Müller
Press Officer Air Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 3434 1500
Fax : +49 (0)30 3434 1509
E-Mail: alexandramueller@airberlin.com

Branche: Luftverkehr
ISIN:      GB00B128C026
WKN:        AB1000
Index:    SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / Regulierter Markt/Prime Standard
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              Börse Stuttgart / Freiverkehr
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              Börse München / Freiverkehr



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