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Air Berlin continues its expansion

( 10. April 2007
More passengers and greater fleet capacity utilization in March
In March 2007, the airline company Air Berlin transported 13.6 per cent more passengers than in the same month of the previous year. In total, the number of passengers welcomed on board on international and domestic flights amounted to 1,656,515 (03/2006: 1,458,751). Compared to the same month of the previous year, fleet capacity utilization improved from 71.7 per cent to approximately 74 per cent, corresponding to an increase of 2.3 percentage points.

The accumulated number of passengers flying Air Berlin rose by 11.7 per cent. From January to March 2007, 4,165,687 passengers were counted (January to March 2006: 3,730,478). The capacity utilization rate in the first three months of 2007 rose from 67.4 to 69.5 per cent, i.e. an improvement of 2.1 percentage points.

In March 2007, the following German airports recorded exceptional growth: Dresden (+ 77 per cent), Frankfurt and Bremen (+ 50 per cent each), Leipzig (+ 38 per cent), Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (+ 29 per cent) and Berlin-Tegel (+ 28 per cent). Outside of Germany, Helsinki airport once again took the lead with an increase of 79 per cent, followed by Moscow (+ 49 per cent), Madrid (+ 37 per cent), Ibiza (+ 36 per cent), Zurich (+ 35 per cent) and Malaga (+ 22 per cent).

Press contact:
Claudia Löffler
Press Officer, Air Berlin
phone: + 49 30 3434 1500
fax: + 49 30 3434 1509

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