Air Berlin PLC

Air Berlin improves revenue in August

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air transport/traffic figures August 2008

Berlin (euro adhoc) - Over the period from January to August 2008, Air Berlin welcomed 19,252,837 passengers on board, i.e. 3.9 percent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2007: 18,535,693 passengers). Fleet capacity utilization for the first eight months of the year rose from 76.7 to 78.8 percent, i.e. an increase of 2.1 percentage points.

For the month of August 2008, Air Berlin was able to increase revenue per available seat kilometre ("Yield per ASK") by 14.4 percent to 5.55 Eurocents (08/2007: 4.85 Eurocents). Due to the targeted capacity reduction by 60,000 seats, the number of passengers decreased by 2.4 percent to 2,849,783 (08/2007: 2,920,662). Fleet capacity utilization decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 82.9 percent (08/2007: 83.5 percent), primarily due to our growing business travel segment experiencing holiday-related softness for the month of August.

August 2008

Capacity                        3,439,422
Number of passengers            2,849,783
Capacity utilization rate in %      82.86

August 2008, accumulated
Capacity                       24,438,487
Number of passengers           19,252,837
Capacity utilization rate in %      78.78 
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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
e-mail: cloeffler@airberlin.com

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