June 2, 2014
Finnair lowers turnover guidance for 2014
The ongoing uncertain economic outlook in Europe and Asia is contributing to weak consumer demand in Finnair’s main markets. Air traffic is expected to grow moderately in 2014. Finnair, however, will not be able to benefit from that growth without progress in its cost savings program and its target cost structure in place. Finnair estimates its 2014 turnover to be significantly lower than in 2013. Fuel costs are expected to remain high. The outcome of Finnair’s ongoing employee consultations and cost-saving negotiations will have a significant impact on financial performance in 2014, and therefore the company will reconsider giving guidance for its full-year 2014 financial performance after the savings negotiations have been concluded.