Air Berlin PLC

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Air Berlin: Improved revenue in March

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate news transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer/originator is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- air transport/traffic figures March 2009 Berlin (euro adhoc) - In March 2009, Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, was able to increase its revenue per available seat kilometer to 5.45 Eurocents, i.e. an increase of 4.2 percent (03/2008: 5.23 Eurocents). Although capacity was only reduced by 0.8 percent in comparison to March of the previous year, the number of passengers transported decreased by 5.6 percent to 2,053,960 passengers (03/2008: 2,175,427). Fleet capacity utilization decreased by 3.7 percentage points to 74.1 percent (03/2008: 77.8 percent). A reason for the decline in the number of passengers is that the Easter season, which is traditionally a strong season for tourist travel, did not fall in the month of March this year. For the period from January to March 2009, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 5,469,980 passengers on board, i.e. 6.2 percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (01-03/2008: 5,831,160 passengers). This decline is offset by an accumulated capacity reduction of 3.9 percent. For the first three months of the year, fleet capacity utilization decreased by 1.7 percentage points, namely from 73.2 to 71.5 percent. March 2009 Capacity 2,772,694 Number of passengers 2,053,960 Capacity utilization rate in % 74.1 March 2009, accumulated Capacity 7,646,149 Number of passengers 5,469,980 Capacity utilization rate in % 71.5 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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