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Airberlin decreases its capacity by further 3.8 percent in June 2012

Airberlin flights saw a decline in its capacity in June this year. Germany’s second-largest carrier Airberlin recently announced its capacity decreased by further 3.8 percent in June 2012 to 4,172,956 seats.

The airline also stated that its capacity utilization at the same time decreased slightly to 79.03 percent this June as compared to 80.03 percent in June 2011.

The airline in a statement said that the decline in Airberlin air tickets bookings was mainly because of the relocation of the city’s air traffic back to Berlin-Tegel from the future airport BER. This was announced at a short notice resulting in flight schedule changes.

Airberlin disclosed that it carried 3,297,750 passengers on board its flights in June this year, down 5.0 percent, as compared to 3,471, 923 passengers in June 2011.
 
However, the airline’s capacity utilization from January to June (H1 2012) this year increased by 1.9 percentage points, from 75.3 percent to 77.2 percent. The airline further stated that its capacity in H1 2012 declined by 7.6 percent to 20,151,186 seats.