airberlin: Capacity reduction continues in April
In April 2012, airberlin was able to increase fleet capacity utilization to 78.0 percent, i.e. an increase of 2 percentage points. This marks the twelfth successive month, in which the airline company has consistently improved its capacity utilization.
In monthly comparison, the company had reduced capacity by 6.7 percent in a targeted manner in the context of the efficiency-increasing program "Shape & Size", to 3,408,746 passengers. At the same time, the number of passengers transported only decreased by 4.3 percent, namely from 2,778,784 passengers in April 2011 to 2,659,549 passengers in April 2012.
From January to April, airberlin welcomed a total of 9,170,527 passengers on board, i.e. 5 percent less than in the corresponding period of the previous year. This was offset by a capacity reduction of 9.1 percent in the first four months of the year. Over the same period, airberlin was able to increase its capacity utilization rate from 73.5 percent to 76.8 percent (+3.3 percentage points).