Air Berlin PLC

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Air Berlin increases revenue and improves capacity utilization

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Company Information/Traffic Figures August 2009

Berlin (euro adhoc) - In August 2009, Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, was able to increase revenue per available seat kilometer by 12 percent to 6.21 Eurocents (08/2009: 5.55 Eurocents). Fleet capacity utilization improved from 82.9 to 84 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.1 percentage points. Due to the company's targeted 5-percent capacity reduction, the number of passengers transported decreased from 2,849,783 in August 2008 to 2,743,785 in August 2009 (-3.7 percent).

In the first eight months of 2009, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 18,269,632 passengers on board, i.e. 5.1 percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2008: 19,252,837). Accumulated capacity decreased by 3.3 percent in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year. Fleet capacity utilization decreased by 1.5 percentage points, namely from 78.8 to 77.3 percent.

August 2009

Capacity                                        3,266,647
Number of passengers                    2,743,785
Capacity utilization rate in %            84.0

August 2009, accumulated
Capacity                                      23,629,684
Number of passengers                  18,269,632
Capacity utilization rate in %            77.3

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ots Originaltext: Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehrs KG
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Further inquiry note:
Claudia Löffler
Senior Manager Public Relations, Air Berlin
phone:  + 49 30 3434 1500
fax:      + 49 30 3434 1509

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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