Air Berlin August Passenger Numbers Fell 5% to 3.57m

(Corrects load factor development to clarify the increase is against the previous year.)

Load factor fell 0.7 pct points to 84.46% in August, rose 1.2% to 79.25% Jan-.Aug. * Air Berlin cut capacity by 4.2% in August * Co. comments in e-mailed statement * NOTE: Air France, Air Berlin at Risk on Fuel Cost Rise: Credit Suisse

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