Air Berlin announced that it is expecting 13.7 million passengers for 2005, up 14% over last year. Turnover should be eur1.27 billion ($1.69 billion), which would be a 20% increase versus 2004. The carrier this year will start taking delivery of the first two of 50 A320s it has on order, 10 of which are for its Austrian partner Niki.

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