Air Berlin PLC

Air Berlin: More passengers and a higher utilization rate for 2008

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air transport/traffic figures December 2008

Berlin (euro adhoc) - In 2008, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 28,559,220 passengers on board, i.e. one percent more than in the previous year (2007: 28,272,967). Fleet capacity utilization over the January to December 2008 period improved to 78.4 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.2 percentage points (2007: 77.2 percent).

For December 2008, Air Berlin´s revenue per available seat kilometre ("Yield per ASK") reached 5.35 Eurocents, an increase of 17.6 percent over the corresponding month of the previous year (December 2007: 4.55 Eurocents). As a result of a targeted capacity reduction of 6.4 percent, the number of passengers transported decreased by 5.4 percent to 1,806,618 passengers (December 2007: 1,909,137). Fleet capacity utilization increased from 71.5 to 72.3 percent, i.e. an increase of 0.8 percentage points.

December 2008

Capacity                                          2,497,352
Number of passengers                        1,806,618
Capacity utilization rate in  %              72.3

December 2008, accumulated
Capacity                                         36,443,866
Number of passengers                      28,559,220
Capacity utilization rate in %                78.4

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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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