Air Berlin RASK growth back into positive territory

Air Berlin reported a 1.7% increase in revenue per ASK to EUR 5.24 cents in Nov-2009. This follows a 1% reduction in RASK in the previous month, which was the first year-on-year reduction in 18 months.

Air Berlin revenue per ASK (RASK) growth (% change year-on-year): Apr-2008 to Nov-2009

The carrier’s two-year change in RASK level remained up by double-digits (+24.7%) in the month, and represented an improvement from gains witnessed in Sep-2009 and Oct-2009.

Air Berlin two-year change in revenue RASK (EUR cents): Apr-2009 to Nov-2009

The German LCC transported 2.2 million passengers in the month (including TUIfly's former city connections), a 0.1% reduction, despite a 1.1% capacity (ASKs) increase. Load factor was down slightly, slipping 0.8 ppts to 71.9%.