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14.05.2012 – 19:16

Air Berlin PLC

EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin PLC realises total revenue of EUR 812.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 - operating result increases to EUR -149.3 million compared to previous year's quarter

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3-month report/Q1 2012 results


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

London, 14 May 2012 - Air Berlin PLC group's revenue increased by 4.0 per cent
to EUR 812.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to EUR 781.6
million in the previous year's first quarter. 

Despite considerable higher expenses as a result of rising oil prices in the
relevant quarter operating expenses increased by 1.5 per cent only from EUR
971.6 million to EUR 986.0 million due to the successful implementation of the
shape & size efficiency program.

The EBITDAR increased from EUR -25.7 million to EUR 7.2 million in the first
quarter of 2012. Operating result (EBIT) improved from EUR -188.3 million to EUR
-149.3 million. The financial result decreased from EUR 14.6 million to EUR -3.6

Pre-tax earnings in the first quarter of 2012 amounted to EUR -152.9 million,
compared with EUR -173.7 million in the first quarter of 2011. After a tax
benefit amounting to EUR 50.0 million, net result for the first quarter of 2012
amounts to EUR -102.9 million, as compared to EUR -120.6 million in the first
quarter of 2011. Earnings per share based on the average number of 108.3 million
shares outstanding in the first quarter of 2012 thus amounted to EUR 
-0.95, compared with EUR -1.42 in the previous year (both basic and diluted). 

As of 31 March 2012, Air Berlin PLC's total assets amounted to EUR 2,511 million
(Q1 2011: EUR 2,592 million), its total equity amounted to EUR 210.4 million (Q1
2011: EUR 376.8 million), and its net debt amounted to EUR 676.8 million (Q1
2011: EUR 531.2 million).

On 15 May 2012, Air Berlin will publish detailed information on the 3-month
results as well as the complete interim report as of 31 March 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) on the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange (regulated market, Prime Standard) ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Convertible Bond
2007) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange ISIN DE000AB100A6 (Bond
2011), ISIN DE000AB100B4 (Bond April 2011) and ISIN DE000AB100C2 (Bond November
2011) segment Bondm of the open market on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange and the
Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange

Further inquiry note:
Ingolf Hegner
Head of 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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