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08.08.2012 – 17:41

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EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC realises total revenue of EUR 1.135 billion in the second quarter of 2012 - operating result reaches EUR -29.4 million

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6-month report/Q2 results 2012


Ad hoc-Notification Pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

London, 8 August 2012 - Air Berlin PLC's group revenue increased by 1.7 per cent
to EUR 1.135 billion in the second quarter of 2012 as compared to EUR 1.116
billion in the previous year's second quarter. 

The Shape & Size efficiency program was further successfully implemented in the
second quarter of 2012 and had a cost-saving effect. Consequently, operating
expenses (due to, among other factors, increased oil prices) increased by only
2.5 per cent from EUR 1.151 billion to EUR 1.180 billion.

EBITDAR increased from EUR 142.3 million to EUR 148.1 million in the second
quarter of 2012. Operating result (EBIT) improved from EUR -32.2 million to EUR
-29.4 million. The financial result changed from EUR -47.3 million to EUR -52.2

Pre-tax earnings in the second quarter of 2012 amounted to EUR -82.1 million,
compared with EUR -79.4 million in the second quarter of 2011. After a tax
benefit amounting to EUR 15.9 million, net result for the second quarter of 2012
amounts to EUR -66.2 million, as compared to EUR -43.9 million in the second
quarter of 2011. Earnings per share based on an average number of 116,800,508
shares outstanding in the second quarter of 2012 thus amounted to EUR -0.57,
compared with EUR -0.51 in the previous year (both basic and diluted).

As of 30 June 2012, Air Berlin PLC's total assets amounted to EUR 2.528 million
(31 December 2011: EUR 2.264 million), its total equity amounted to EUR 101.3
million (31 December 2011: 253.7 million), and its net debt amounted to EUR
811.9 million (previous year: EUR 616.1 million), of which the shareholder's
loan from Etihad Airways P.J.S.C. amounted to EUR 162.9 million.

On 15 August 2012, Air Berlin PLC will publish detailed information on the
quarterly results as well as the complete interim report as of 30 June 2012 on
the Internet at starting at 7:30 am (CEST).

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertfordshire
Great Britain ISIN GB00B128C026, WKN AB1000 (Share) Frankfurt Stock Exchange
(Regulated Market, Prime Standard) ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Convertible Bond 2007)
Euro MTF Market on the  Luxembourg Stock Exchange ISIN DE000AB100A6 (Bond 2010),
ISIN DE000AB100B4 (Bond April 2011) and ISIN DE000AB100C2 (Bond November 2011)
all three bonds: Segment Bondm of the open market of the Baden-Württemberg
Stuttgart Stock Exchange  and the Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock

Further inquiry note:
Ingolf Hegner
SVP Investor Relations
+49 (0)30 3434 1590

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      Air Berlin PLC
             The Hour House, High Street 32
             UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts
phone:       +49 (0)30 3434 1500
FAX:         +49 (0)30/3434-1509
sector:      Air Transport
ISIN:        GB00B128C026
indexes:     SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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