Air Berlin PLC

EANS-News: Air Berlin PLC
Improved revenue in September

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Company Information/Traffic Figures September 2009

Berlin (euro adhoc) - In September 2009, Air Berlin, Germany´s second-largest airline company, was able to increase its revenue per available seat kilometer to 6.22 Eurocents, i.e. an increase of 4.4 percent (09/2008: 5.96 Eurocents). With 2,708,172 passengers, the number of passengers transported in September 2009 decreased by 5.1 percent as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year (09/2008: 2.854.278 passengers). This decline is due to Air Berlin´s targeted capacity reduction of 4.8 percent. Fleet capacity utilization decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 82.3 percent (09/2008: 82.5 percent).

From January to September 2009, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 20,977,804 passengers on board, i.e. 5.1 percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2008: 22,107,115 passengers).This decline is offset by an accumulated capacity reduction of 3.5 percent. For the first nine months of the year, fleet capacity utilization decreased from 79.2 to 77.9 percent (-1.3 percentage points).

September 2009

Capacity                                            3,290,302
Number of passengers                         2,708,172
Capacity utilization rate in %                 82.3

September 2009, accumulated
Capacity                                          26,919,986
Number of passengers                        20,977,804
Capacity utilization rate in %                 77.9

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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:  Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Berlin / free trade
              Hamburg / free trade
              Stuttgart / free trade
              Düsseldorf / free trade
              München / free trade



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