Air France-KLM shares were also 2.9% lower. The airline is reported to be in negotiations with India's Kingfisher Airlines over a 20-25% stake sale that could be made possible by foreign airline ownership changes by Delhi.
Air Berlin shares rose 5.3%.
European selected airlines daily share price movements (% change): 15-Jan-09
Want more analysis like this? CAPA Membership gives you access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find out more and take a free trial.