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Air Berlin improves revenue in September

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air transport/traffic figures September 2008

Berlin (euro adhoc) - Over the first nine months of 2008, Air Berlin transported 2.9 percent more passengers than in the corresponding period of the previous year. From January to September 2008, 22,107,115 passengers flew Air Berlin (2007: 21,482,622). Fleet capacity utilization for the first nine months of the year rose from 77.7 to 79.3 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.6 percentage points.

In September 2008, Air Berlin increased its revenue per available seat kilometre ("Yield per ASK") to 5.96 Eurocents (09/2007: 5.31 Eurocents), i.e. an increase of 12.1 percent. Revenue per available seat kilometre improved, even though a targeted capacity reduction decreased the number of passengers by 3.1 percentage points to 2,854,278 passengers (09/2007: 2,946,929) and the fleet capacity utilization by 1.7 percentage points to 82.5 percent (09/2007: 84.2 percent).

September 2008

Capacity                         3,457,853
Number of passengers             2,854,278
Capacity utilization rate in %       82.54

September 2008, accumulated
Capacity                        27,896,340
Number of passengers            22,107,115
Capacity utilization rate in %       79.25 
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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
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