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airberlin: Record number of passengers in 2011

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Company Information/Traffic Figures December 2011


Berlin (euro adhoc) - Despite an economically challenging environment,
airberlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, transported more passengers
in 2011 than ever before. The number of passengers increased by 1.2 percent to
reach 35.3 million. In 2010, a total of 34,889,564 passengers traveled on
airberlin's flight route network. Fleet capacity utilization increased from 76.4
percent in 2010 to 78.2 percent in 2011 (+1.8 percentage points), whereas
year-over-year capacity decreased by 1.1 percent.

In December 2011, airberlin welcomed a total of 2,019,585 passengers on board,
i.e. 11.7 percent less than in the corresponding month of the previous year
(12/2010: 2,285,974 passengers). At the same time, the company reduced capacity
by 10.1 percent, in the context of the efficiency-increasing program "Shape &
Size". In monthly comparison, fleet capacity utilization for December decreased
from 76.0 percent to 74.7 percent (-1.3 percentage points).

December 2011

Capacity                         2,703,527
Number of passengers             2,019,585                                
Capacity utilization rate in %        74.7                              

December 2011, accumulated
Capacity                        45,136,999
Number of passengers            35,300,209                       
Capacity utilization rate in %        78.2



Further inquiry note:
Claudia Löffler
Senior Manager Public Relations
Tel.:   +49 (0)30 3434 1500
Fax:    +49 (0)30 3434 1509
E-Mail: cloeffler@airberlin.com

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company:     Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
             The Hour House, High Street 32
             UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts
phone:       +49 (0)30 3434 1500
FAX:         +49 (0)30/3434-1509
mail:     abpresse@airberlin.com
WWW:      http://www.airberlin.com
sector:      Air Transport
ISIN:        GB00B128C026
indexes:     SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München 
language:   English
 



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