Air Berlin PLC

More than 2.1 million passengers in March

Significantly improved capacity utilization

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air transport/traffic figures March 2008

Berlin (euro adhoc) - Air Berlin has continued to increase the number of passengers transported. In March 2008, a total of 2,175,427 passengers traveled on Air Berlin (including its subsidiaries LTU and Belair, and the airline company Walter), i.e. 5.5 percent more than in the corresponding month of the previous year (03/2007: 2,061,015 passengers).

Fleet capacity utilization improved by 3.9 percentage points to reach 77.8 percent in March 2008 (03/2007: 73.8 percent). At 5.23 Eurocents, flight revenue per available seat kilometer (ASK) in March 2008 was slightly higher than in the previous year (03/2007: 5.20 Eurocents).

For the first quarter of 2008, the accumulated number of passengers traveling on Air Berlin totaled 5,831,160 passengers, i.e. an increase of 10.9 percent over the corresponding period of the previous year (2007: 5,256,273 passengers). Capacity utilization was also higher than in the previous year and improved by 3.9 percentage points to 73.3 percent for the period from January to March 2008.

March 2008

Capacity                        2,796,441
Number of passengers            2,175,427
Capacity utilization rate in %      77.79

March 2008, accumulated
Capacity                        7,958,891
Number of passengers            5,831,160
Capacity utilization rate in %      73.27 
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Further inquiry note:

Alexandra Müller
Press Officer, Air Berlin
phone: + 49 30 3434 1500
fax: + 49 30 3434 1509
e-mail: alexandramueller@airberlin.com

Branche: Air Transport
ISIN: GB00B128C026
WKN: AB1000
Index: SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
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