EANS-News: Air Berlin PLC / Air Berlin improves revenue in May

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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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emitter: 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
mail: abpresse@airberlin.com
WWW: http://www.airberlin.com
sector: Air Transport
ISIN: GB00B128C026
indexes: SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München
language: English

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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