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Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG

EANS-News: airberlin records higher capacity utilization

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Company Information/Traffic figures August 2012

Berlin (euro adhoc) - airberlin increased its capacity utilization for the first
eight months of the year to 79.25 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.2 percent over
the previous year. In yearly comparison, Germany's second-largest airline
company reduced capacity by 6.8 percent in the context of the
efficiency-increasing programme "Shape & Size", to 28,660,809 seats. Over the
January to August period, airberlin transported 22,713,192 passengers, i.e. only
5.3 percent less than in the corresponding period of 2011, thus increasing the
capacity utilization of its flights.

In August 2012, airberlin welcomed a total of 3,572,827 passengers on board,
i.e. 5.0 percent less than in the corresponding month of the previous year
(August 2011: 3,759,405 passengers). Although airberlin reduced capacity by 4.2
percent, capacity utilization in monthly comparison only declined slightly to
84.46 percent (August 2011: 85.14 percent), despite the decline in the number of

August 2012

Capacity                        4,230,072  (-4.2 %)
Number of passengers            3,572,827  (-5.0 %)          
Capacity utilization rate in %  84.46 (-0.7 pp)

August 2012, accumulated
Capacity                        28,660,809  (-6.8 %)
Number of passengers            22,713,192  (-5.3 %)
Capacity utilization rate in %  79.25  (+1.2 pp)

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

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