Air Berlin suffered a net loss of €115.9 million ($140.3 million) in 2005, up from €2.9 million in 2004, largely owing to €100 million in one-time charges stemming from debt revaluation and deferred taxes, according to Reuters. The airline flew 13.5 million passengers last year, up 12.5%. CEO Joachim Hunold, who owns 5% of the carrier, told reporters late Monday that AB is pressing ahead with its IPO (ATWOnline, March 13) and hopes to launch it prior to the start of ...

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