Air Berlin PLC

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Air Berlin PLC and Thomas Cook Group plc withdraw application for approval by the Federal Cartel Office

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11.07.2008

Air Berlin PLC ("Air Berlin") and Thomas Cook Group plc ("Thomas Cook") have today informed the German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) that they are withdrawing their current application for approval of the proposed acquisition of Condor Flugdienst GmbH by Air Berlin.  As a result, the parties have agreed that the existing agreement from September 2007 will be terminated.  Discussions with Thomas Cook continue with respect to the feasibility of an alternative transaction.

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

Further inquiry note:
Ingolf Hegner
Head of Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1532
ihegner@airberlin.com

Branche: Air Transport
ISIN:      GB00B128C026
WKN:        AB1000
Index:    SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Hamburg / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Börse München / free trade



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