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Air Berlin reports December 2008 and annual traffic

7th January 2009 - 10:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


In 2008, Air Berlin welcomed a total of 28,559,220 passengers on board, i.e. one percent more than in the previous year (2007: 28,272,967). Fleet capacity utilization over the January to December 2008 period improved to 78.4 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.2 percentage points (2007: 77.2 percent).

For December 2008, Air Berlin’s revenue per available seat kilometre ("Yield per ASK") reached 5.35 Eurocents, an increase of 17.6 percent over the corresponding month of the previous year (December 2007: 4.55 Eurocents). As a result of a targeted capacity reduction of 6.4 percent, the number of passengers transported decreased by 5.4 percent to 1,806,618 passengers (December 2007: 1,909,137). Fleet capacity utilization increased from 71.5 to 72.3 percent, i.e. an increase of 0.8 percentage points.

December 2008
Capacity:   2,497,352
No. of passengers:  1,806,618
Capacity utilisation:  72.3%

2008 Totals
Capacity:   36,443,866 
No. of passengers:  28,559,220
Capacity utilisation:  78.4%

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