Berlin – Hartmut Mehdorn has come as a restructuring of Air Berlin, which made the head of the company clearly on his first working day about a year ago. Alone with the austerity program "Shape & Size" to the airline push its costs up to the end of 2012 to EUR 230 million. But that's not all. In "Shape & Size" Mehdorn is now even "Turbine 13" on it, in order to plan the coming year to be profitable. The deficit for years airline announced on Thursday that additional savings project – but without the level of the targeted savings or possible job cuts to be named. "The program is the structures and processes of the company to the test set, with the aim to optimize and significantly reduce costs," it said simply. Air Berlin responding thus to the gloomy economic outlook, as well as the burden of high fuel prices and the ticket tax. The "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" quoted a manager of the airline with the statement that the new program, the costs are expected to fall by a three-digit million amount. An Air Berlin spokesman declined to comment on the claim. He pointed out, however, that just the ticket tax hit with 175 million euros in the year to book. In the first quarter of 2012, the operating loss before interest and tax was Air Berlin nevertheless decreased by nine percent to 29 million euros. However, the company landed back in the red. The deficit grew by 51 percent to 66 million euros. Figures for the third quarter are expected in November. Ensure the airline is currently in that it relies in Berlin because of the problems around the capital's new airport next to the old airport Tegel, the bursting at the seams. Hopes the company continues to focus on the alliance with the Arab majority shareholder Etihad and the recently announced partnership with Lufthansa's rival Air France-KLM. Etihad holds nearly 30 percent stake in Air Berlin and the airline had maintained with a large exposure to collapsing.