London, 9 July 2014

Air Berlin PLC: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide

TR-1 notice

Person/company obliged to make the notification:

Name: Hans-Joachim Knieps
State: Germany

London, 9 July 2014 – Air Berlin PLC was informed on 9 July 2014 that the voting rights of Hans-Joachim Knieps in Air Berlin PLC fell below the 5% threshold on 7 July 2014. The percentage of voting rights held on this day was 4.98% (5,817,206 shares). Previous to the triggering transaction, the number of shares and voting rights in Air Berlin PLC held by Hans-Joachim Knieps was 5,851,410.

Air Berlin PLC The Hour House 32 High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1ER Hertford-shire Great Britain ISIN GB00B128C026, WKN AB1000, (Share) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard) ISIN DE000A0NQ9H6 (Convertible Bonds 2007) Euro MTF Market on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange ISIN DE000AB100A6 (Bond 2010), ISIN DE000AB100B4 (Bond April 2011) and ISIN DE000AB100C2 (Bond November 2011 and November 2012) each of the three bonds segment Bondm of the open market on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange and Main Securities Market on the Irish Stock Exchange, ISIN DE000A1HGM38 (Convertible Bonds 2013) open market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange