Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG

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Company Information/Traffic Figures July 2012

Berlin (euro adhoc) - airberlin: Increased year-to-year capacity utilization

For the first seven months of 2012, airberlin was able to increase its capacity
utilization by 1.5% over the corresponding period of the previous year. In the
context of the "Shape & Size" efficiency-increasing program, airberlin,
Germany's second-largest airline company, reduced its capacity to 24,430,737
seats, which corresponds to an overall reduction of 7.2 percent as compared to
the first seven months of the previous year. Over the same period, airberlin
transported 19,140,365 passengers, i.e. 5.4 percent less than in the months from
January to July 2011.

In July 2012, airberlin welcomed 3,583,137 passengers on board, i.e. 5.9 percent
less than in the same month of the previous year (July 2011: 3,809,401
passengers).  At 83.73 percent, capacity utilization remained approximately
constant (July 2011: 84.45 percent), due to airberlin reducing capacity by 5.1
percent in monthly comparison. The postponed inauguration of the new airport in
Berlin and the burden resulting from the aviation tax prevented an increase in
capacity utilization in direct monthly comparison.

July 2012

Capacity                           4,279,551 (-5.1 %)
Number of passengers               3,583,137 (-5.9 %)
Capacity utilization rate in %         83.73 (-0.7 pp)

July 2012, accumulated
Capacity                           24,430,737 (-7.2 %)
Number of passengers               19,140,365 (-5.4 %)                
Capacity utilization rate in %          78.35 (+1.5 pp)

Further inquiry note:
Mathias Radowski
Press Officer
Tel.: +49 (0)30/3434-1500

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

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