Iberia shares dive and capacity cuts doubled - share wrap
The carrier last Friday reported a 46% fall in EBITDAR to EUR500 million and a EUR19 million net loss in the fourth quarter of 2008, as demand eased.
Iberia is expecting March could be a "decisive month" in its merger talks with British Airways. Shares in British Airways fell 3.2% yesterday, outperforming the 5.3% plunge in the FTSE 100 index.
Another Spanish airline, Vueling, suffered a 10.4% drop in its share price yesterday, despite the commencement of a ticket cross-selling deal with merger partner, Clickair. Iberia will hold a 45% stake in the "new Vueling", once the deal is consummated later in the year.
European selected airlines daily share price movements (% change): 02-Mar-09