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British Airways and Ryanair caught up in FTSE rout - share wrap

British Airways and Ryanair shares were battered down 4.9% and 4.8% yesterday, respectively, as the FTSE 100 Index fell a further 3.1% - on top of Monday's 5.3% rout.

Ryanair's former takeover target, Aer Lingus, meanwhile rose 6.3% as the carrier announced plans to launch seven new routes from London Gatwick Airport in Apr-2009 to destinations such as Vienna, Nice and Faro.

European selected airlines daily share price movements (% change): 03-Mar-09