Air Berlin PLC

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots.CorporateNews transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 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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