EANS-News: airberlin further increases capacity utilization

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Company Information/traffic figures February 2013

In February 2013, airberlin again increased capacity
utilization. For the second month of the year, capacity utilization increased to 85.29 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.8 percentage points over the previous year, despite several days of strike at the airports in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Cologne-Bonn. In February, Germany's second-largest airline company, welcomed 1,801,396 passengers on board, further optimized its flight schedule, and reduced capacity in a targeted manner to 3,412.8 million available seat kilometers.

For the months of January and February of the year 2013, airberlin increased capacity utilization by 1.4 percentage points in yearly comparison, and welcomed a total of 3,558,505 passengers on board. The available seat kilometers amounted to 6,862.2 million and the revenue passenger kilometers to 5,778.5 million.

For 2013, airberlin has changed the way it calculates its seat capacity utilization. The capacity utilization calculation is now determined according to the sector standard, and the revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) are compared to the available seat kilometers (ASK). For the purpose of a yearly comparison, the seat capacity utilization for 2012 was likewise calculated anew.

February 2013
Capacity utilization rate in % 85.29% (+1.8 pp)

ASK m. 3,412.8 (-12.2%) RPK m. 2,910.6 (-8.8%) Guests 1,801,396 (-11.9 %) February 2013 accumulated Capacity utilization rate in % 84.21% (+1.4 pp) ASK m. 6,862.2 (-11.1%) RPK m. 5,778.5 (-9.6%) Guests 3,558,505 (-9.8%)

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Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Mathias Radowski
Pressereferent
Tel.: +49 (0)30/3434-1500
E-Mail: Mathias.Radowski@airberlin.com

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