Air Berlin PLC

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Air Berlin improves revenue in May

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air transport/traffic figures May 2009

Berlin (euro adhoc) - In May 2009, Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, increased its revenue per available seat kilometer to 5.80 Eurocents (05/2008: 5.31 Eurocents), i.e. an increase of 9.3 percent. The number of passengers transported was 7.7 percent lower than in the corresponding month of the previous year, decreasing to 2,507,227 passengers (May 2008: 2,716,646), in part due to a targeted capacity reduction of 3.1 percent. Fleet capacity utilization declined by 3.8 percentage points to 77 percent.

For the first five months of 2009, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 10,142,995 passengers on board, i.e. six percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2008: 10,790,381). The company's accumulated capacity decreased by three percent in comparison with the previous year. Fleet capacity utilization decreased from 76.2 to 73.8 percent (-2.4 percentage points).

May 2009

Capacity                          3,257,502
Number of passengers              2,507,227
Capacity utilization rate in %         77.0

May 2009, accumulated
Capacity                         13,738,271
Number of passengers             10,142,995
Capacity utilization rate in %         73.8 
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Further inquiry note:

Press Contact:
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
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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