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(The following press release from Air Berlin was received by e-mail. It was not confirmed by the sender.)

EANS-News: 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


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