EANS-News: Air Berlin PLC / airberlin: More passengers and increased capacity utilization in May

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In May 2011, airberlin welcomed 3,300,658 passengers on
board, i.e. 3.9 percent more than in the corresponding month of the previous year (2010: 3,177,591 passengers). Fleet capacity utilization increased by 2.1 percentage points, i.e. from 73.7 to 75.8 percent. As compared to May 2010, capacity was increased by 1.0 percent.

For the period from January to May 2011, a total of 12,951,243 passengers traveled on airberlin's flight network, i.e. 6.3 percent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year (2010: 12,187,477 passengers). Accumulated capacity for the first five months of the year increased by 2.6 percent. Fleet capacity utilization for the period from January to May increased by 2.6 percentage points, i.e. from 71.5 to 74.1 percent.

May 2011
Capacity 4,354,958
Number of passengers 3,300,658
Capacity utilization rate in % 75.8

May 2011, accumulated
Capacity 17,481,076
Number of passengers 12,951,243
Capacity utilization rate in % 74.1

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company: Air Berlin PLC
The Hour House, High Street 32
UK-WD3 1ER Rickmansworth, Herts
phone: +49 (0)30 3434 1500
FAX: +49 (0)30/3434-1049
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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Yasmin Born
Deputy Director Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)30 3434 1500
Fax: +49 (0)30 3434 1509
E-Mail: abpresse@airberlin.com