airberlin: Record number of passengers in 2011
Despite an economically challenging environment, airberlin transported more passengers in 2011 than ever before. The number of passengers increased by 1.2 percent to reach 35.3 million.
In 2010, a total of 34,889,564 passengers traveled on airberlin's flight route network. Fleet capacity utilization increased from 76.4 percent in 2010 to 78.2 percent in 2011 (+1.8 percentage points), whereas year-over-year capacity decreased by 1.1 percent.
In December 2011, airberlin welcomed a total of 2,019,585 passengers on board, i.e. 11.7 percent less than in the corresponding month of the previous year (12/2010: 2,285,974 passengers). At the same time, the company reduced capacity by 10.1 percent, in the context of the efficiency-increasing program "Shape & Size". In monthly comparison, fleet capacity utilization for December decreased from 76.0 percent to 74.7 percent (-1.3 percentage points).