Air Berlin PLC

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

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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

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

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: cloeffler@airberlin.com

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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