EANS-Adhoc: Air Berlin achieves an EBIT of EUR 17.6m in the second quarter

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Ad-Hoc Release pursuant to Sec. 15 Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

London, 24 August 2009 - In the second quarter 2009, the consolidated total revenue of Air Berlin PLC decreased by 3.8 per cent to EUR 836.2m due to planned capacity reductions compared to EUR 868.9m in the second quarter of the previous year.
EBITDAR reached EUR 134.9m as compared to EUR 131.6m in the previous year. EBIT increased by 33.3 per cent to EUR 17.6m after EUR 13.2m in the prior year. The Group achieved a net profit in the second quarter 2009 of EUR 7.1m compared to EUR 7.8m in the second quarter 2008. Last year's figures have been restated in line with valuation changes under IFRIC 13 ("Customer Loyalty Programmes").

Air Berlin will publish detailed information to the second quarter results as well as the complete interim report as of 30 June 2009 on 25 August starting from 7:30h (CEST) on the Internet under ir.airberlin.com

Air Berlin PLC
The Hour House
32 High Street
Rickmansworth WD3 1ER
Hertfordshire Great Britain
WKN AB1000 (Share)
Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse
(Regulated Market, Prime Standard)
WKN A0NQ9H (Convertible Bond 2007)
Euro MTF Market
on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
WKN A1A LH0 (Convertible Bond 2009)
Freiverkehr on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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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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