AIRBERLIN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES CAPACITY UTILIZATION

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Company Information/Traffic Figures March 2013 
Berlin (euro adhoc) - airberlin is optimizing its route network and 
offering more flights on well-established routes. The success of this
strategy is reflected in a continuously increasing seat capacity 
utilization rate. In March 2013, Germany's second-largest airline 
company was able to increase capacity utilization by 4.7 percentage 
points, to 87.73 percent. In total, airberlin welcomed 2,360,545 
passengers on board for the month of March. 
Whereas in the context of its flight route optimization plan, 
airberlin reduced its available seat kilometers by 10.3 percent, to 
4.29 billion, the revenue passenger kilometers only decreased by 5.2 
percent, to 3.77 billion. 
For the months January to March of the year 2013, airberlin increased
capacity utilization by 2.7 percentage points in yearly comparison, 
and welcomed a total of 5,919,050 passengers on board. The available 
seat kilometers amounted to 11.16 billion and the revenue passenger 
kilometers to 9.55 billion. 
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. 
March 2013
Capacity utilization rate in % 87.73 (+4.7 pp) 
ASK m.                         4,293.7 (-10.3%)
RPK m.                         3,766.8 (-5.2%)
Guests                         2,360,545 (-8.0%) 
March 2013 accumulated
Capacity utilization rate in % 85.56 (+2.7 pp) 
ASK m.                         11,155.9 (-10.8%)
RPK m.                         9,545.3 (-7.9%)
Guests                         5,919,050 (-9.1%) 
Further inquiry note:
Mathias Radowski 
Press Officer 
Tel.: +49 (0)30/3434-1500 
E-Mail: Mathias.Radowski@airberlin.com 
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