Air Berlin PLC

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Air Berlin increased number of passengers in May

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Berlin (euro adhoc) - In May 2010, Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, welcomed 2,905,322 passengers on board, i.e. an increase of 1.8 percent (May 2009: 2,853,716 passengers, including those traveling on the acquired TUIfly routes). Fleet capacity utilization decreased to 74.0 percent, i.e. by 2.7 percentage points (May 2009: 76.7 percent). Due to the problems caused by the presence of volcanic ash in the atmosphere and the reluctant booking behavior related thereto, revenue per available seat kilometer (ASK) decreased by 6.9 percent, i.e. from 5.88 to 5.48 Eurocents.

For the period from January to May 2010, Air Berlin transported a total of 11,205,691 passengers (including those traveling on the acquired TUIfly routes), i.e. 1.8 percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2009: 11,415,854 passengers). Fleet capacity utilization for the first five months of the year decreased by 1.9 percentage points to 71.9 percent (2009: 73.8 percent). Accumulated capacity for the January to May 2010 period increased slightly (+ 0.7 percent).

May 2010

Capacity                         3,922,586
Number of passengers             2,905,322
Capacity utilization rate in %        74,0

May 2010, accumulated
Capacity                        15,577.521
Number of passengers            11,205,691
Capacity utilization rate in %        71,9 
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Further inquiry note:

Alexandra Müller
Air Berlin Press Officer
phone.: + 49 30 3434 1500
fax: + 49 30 3434 1509

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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