Air Berlin PLC

EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC
Strategic cooperation agreements with TUI Travel signed

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Strategic cooperation

27.03.2009

Ad-Hoc Release pursuant to Sec. 15 Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

London, 27 March 2009 - The Air Berlin PLC announces the conclusion of the negotiations with the TUI Travel PLC and their affiliated companies with respect to a strategic cooperation regarding the German aviation business. After the agreement of both boards, Air Berlin PLC and TUI Travel PLC, and the supervisory boards of the affiliated companies, the transaction contains the following substantial elements:

@@start.t2@@•          A group member company of TUI Travel PLC participates in Air Berlin PLC
with a minority interest which will not exceed 20%. The participation is
acquired by way of a subscription to 16,326,721 new shares on the basis of a
fixed share quotation at a value of EUR3,97.
•          Air Berlin PLC indirectly acquires a participation in the same
percentage in TUIfly (i.e. in Hapag Lloyd Fluggesellschaft mbH / Hapag Lloyd
Express GmbH).
•          Furthermore, Air Berlin PLC takes over through Air Berlin PLC & Co.
Luftverkehrs KG the route portfolio of the city sector of TUIfly. Air Berlin PLC
& Co. Luftverkehrs GmbH will utilise aircraft capacities (17 aircraft) by means
of long-term service agreements with TUIfly.
•          The route portfolio of the charter sector remains with TUIfly, which
will continue to operate 21 airplanes.@@end@@

Agreements are subject to approval by the relevant cartel authorities.

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire Great Britain WKN AB1000 (Share) Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Official Market, Prime Standard) WKN AONQ9H (Convertible Bond) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

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ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Ingolf Hegner
Head of Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1532
ihegner@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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