Air Berlin PLC

EANS-News: Air Berlin PLC
Air Berlin improves revenue in May

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate news transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer/originator is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- air transport/traffic figures May 2009 Berlin (euro adhoc) - In May 2009, Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, increased its revenue per available seat kilometer to 5.80 Eurocents (05/2008: 5.31 Eurocents), i.e. an increase of 9.3 percent. The number of passengers transported was 7.7 percent lower than in the corresponding month of the previous year, decreasing to 2,507,227 passengers (May 2008: 2,716,646), in part due to a targeted capacity reduction of 3.1 percent. Fleet capacity utilization declined by 3.8 percentage points to 77 percent. For the first five months of 2009, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 10,142,995 passengers on board, i.e. six percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2008: 10,790,381). The company's accumulated capacity decreased by three percent in comparison with the previous year. Fleet capacity utilization decreased from 76.2 to 73.8 percent (-2.4 percentage points). May 2009 Capacity 3,257,502 Number of passengers 2,507,227 Capacity utilization rate in % 77.0 May 2009, accumulated Capacity 13,738,271 Number of passengers 10,142,995 Capacity utilization rate in % 73.8 end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Press Contact: 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: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Berlin / free trade Hamburg / free trade Stuttgart / free trade Düsseldorf / free trade München / free trade

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