Posted on: 11 January 2010 by Mark Howells
In 2009, Air Berlin transported a total of 27,911,193 passengers (including those travelling on the TUIfly routes acquired on 25 October 2009), a decrease of 3.9% in comparison with the previous year.
One of the reasons for the decline from 2008’s figure of 29,050,967 is that the accumulated capacity was reduced by 2.6%. Fleet capacity utilisation in 2009 reached 77.3%, a decline of only one percentage point. Revenue per available seat kilometre (ASK) increased to 5.75 eurocents, a 7% increase over 2008’s RASK of 5.38 eurocents.
In December 2009, Air Berlin carried 2,050,380 passengers, 0.8% up on the 2,034,809 passengers in December 2008. Fleet capacity utilisation increased by 0.5 percentage points to 73.1%, while capacity remained at the previous year’s level. Revenue per available seat kilometre (ASK) for December 2009 amounted to 4.98 eurocents, a 6.5% decrease compared with the previous December’s RASK of 5.33 eurocents.