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Air Berlin: Improved revenue in March

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air transport/traffic figures March 2009

Berlin (euro adhoc) - In March 2009, Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, was able to increase its revenue per available seat kilometer to 5.45 Eurocents, i.e. an increase of 4.2 percent (03/2008: 5.23 Eurocents). Although capacity was only reduced by 0.8 percent in comparison to March of the previous year, the number of passengers transported decreased by 5.6 percent to 2,053,960 passengers (03/2008: 2,175,427). Fleet capacity utilization decreased by 3.7 percentage points to 74.1 percent (03/2008: 77.8 percent). A reason for the decline in the number of passengers is that the Easter season, which is traditionally a strong season for tourist travel, did not fall in the month of March this year.

For the period from January to March 2009, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 5,469,980 passengers on board, i.e. 6.2 percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (01-03/2008: 5,831,160 passengers). This decline is offset by an accumulated capacity reduction of 3.9 percent. For the first three months of the year, fleet capacity utilization decreased by 1.7 percentage points, namely from 73.2 to 71.5 percent.

March 2009

Capacity                         2,772,694
Number of passengers             2,053,960
Capacity utilization rate in %        74.1

March 2009, accumulated
Capacity                         7,646,149
Number of passengers             5,469,980
Capacity utilization rate in %        71.5 
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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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