airberlin: More passengers and increased capacity utilization in February
In February 2011, airberlin transported a total of 2132057 passengers, i.e. an increase of 1.0 percent. Due to the comprehensive cancellations of flights to Egypt and Tunisia, the number of passengers transported developed less favorably than in January 2011.
The political unrest in Egypt and Tunisia caused several hundreds of February flights to be cancelled, reducing the number of passengers transported by a six-digit figure.
In February 2010, airberlin had welcomed 2,111,716 passengers on board. Fleet capacity utilization for February 2011 increased by 1.4 percentage points to 71.4 percent (February 2010: 70.0 percent). In comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year, fleet capacity was reduced by 1.0 percent.