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airberlin going against the trend; record quarterly results in 3Q08


Air Berlin reported a solid performance in the three months ended 30-Sep-08 (3Q08), achieving the best quarterly results in the airline’s history, despite challenges in the operating environment. The carrier benefited from the timely success of its “Jump” cost optimisation programme and an increase in the business segment. [2019 words]

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  • Unit revenue and yield continue to improve
  • Recession an opportunity: increasing focus on business sector
  • Cutting capacity; only domestic market on expansion course; overall capacity reductions to continue
  • Benefiting from fuel hedging strategy
  • 'Jump' programme: improvement potential of more than EUR150 million for FY08
  • Change from growth-by-acquisition strategy?
  • Outlook: Aiming to reduce the impact of the economic climate with optimisation programme

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  • Pro-forma Air Berlin (including LTU and Belair) financial highlights: three months ended 30-Sep-08
  • Operating and net profit margins: 1Q05 to 3Q08
  • Revenue per ASK (EUR cents): 1Q07 to 3Q08
  • Yield per RPM (EUR cents): 1Q07 to 3Q08
  • Company contract growth: 2005 to 2008
  • Revenue from business travellers (EUR million)
  • Operating performance by business unit: 3Q07 vs 3Q08
  • Air Berlin fleet: 30-Sep-08
  • Air Berlin aircraft order book: as at 30-Sep-08
  • Air Berlin cost per ASK excluding fuel: 3Q07 vs 3Q08 and YTD07 and YTD08
  • Air Berlin cost per ASK including fuel: 3Q07 vs 3Q08 and YTD07 and YTD08
  • Fuel hedging: 4Q08 to 4Q09: as at 30-Sep-08
  • 'Jump' programme six-module focus for current financial year
  • The Air Berlin group
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