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SAS, British Airways, Air France-KLM and Lufthansa shares rise on Friday

European airline stocks closed out the week generally higher, led by SAS (8.9%), which continued to gain ground on a positive recent news flow, including its move to sell its 49% stake in Estonian Air to the Estonian Government and expectations the airline’s yields will improve in coming months.

Air France-KLM (+3.0%) was also higher on an improving traffic outlook. See related report: Yield/revenue weakness in Europe in May-2010, though some glimmers of improvement

British Airways closed 2.2% higher and Lufthansa gained 2.1%.

Europe selected airlines daily share price movements (% change): 11-Jun-2010