Air Berlin PLC

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Air Berlin: Double-digit revenue increase in April

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air transport/traffic figures April 2009

Berlin (euro adhoc) - Air Berlin, Germany´s second-largest airline company, was able to increase its revenue per available seat kilometre for April 2009, with revenue rising by 13 percent to 5.86 Eurocents (04/2008: 5.19 Eurocents). In comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year, the number of passengers transported decreased from 2,242,575 to 2,166,034 (-3.4 percent). Fleet capacity utilization narrowed to 76.4 percent (-2.4 percentage points), while capacity was reduced by 0.4 percent.

For the period from January to April 2009, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 7,636,014 passengers on board, i.e. 5.4 percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2008: 8,073,735 passengers). This decline is in part due to the accumulated capacity decreasing by three percent. For the first four months of 2009, fleet capacity utilization decreased by 1.9 percentage points to 72.8 percent.

April 2009

Capacity                                        2,834,620
Number of passengers                    2,166,034
Capacity utilization rate in %            76.4

April 2009, accumulated
Capacity                                      10,480,769
Number of passengers                    7,636,014
Capacity utilization rate in %            72.8

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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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