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airberlin: More passengers and increased capacity utilization in February

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Company Information/Traffic Figures February 2011

Berlin (euro adhoc) - In February 2011, airberlin transported a total of 2,132,057 passengers, i.e. an increase of 1.0 percent. Due to the comprehensive cancellations of flights to Egypt and Tunisia, the number of passengers transported developed less favorably than in January 2011. The political unrest in Egypt and Tunisia caused several hundreds of February flights to be cancelled, reducing the number of passengers transported by a six-digit figure.

In February 2010, airberlin had welcomed 2,111,716 passengers on board. Fleet capacity utilization for February 2011 increased by 1.4 percentage points to 71.4 percent (February 2010: 70.0 percent). In comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year, fleet capacity was reduced by 1.0 percent.

For the period from January to February 2011, a total of 4,277,245 passengers traveled on airberlin's flight route network, i.e. 3.3 percent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Accumulated capacity utilization for the first two months of the year increased from 69.4 to 71.9 percent, i.e. an increase of 2.5 percentage points. Fleet capacity for the first two months of 2011 decreased by 0.3 percent.

February 2011

Capacity                             2,985,457
Number of passengers                 2,132,057
Capacity utilization rate in %            71.4


February 2011, accumulated
Capacity                             5,950,311
Number of passengers                 4,277,245
Capacity utilization rate in %            71.9 
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Contact:

Yasmin Born
Deputy Director Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)30 3434 1500
Fax: +49 (0)30 3434 1509
E-Mail: abpresse@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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