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IAG STATEMENT ON IBERIA TRANSFORMATION PLAN
International Airlines Group confirms that no agreement has been reached between Iberia and its trade unions over the airline's transformation plan proposals, published on November 9, 2012.
Iberia will, therefore, press ahead with the previously announced capacity reduction of 15 per cent for 2013.
IAG will also move forward on alternative plans to return Iberia to break-even, in terms of operating cash flow, by the second half of this year and restore Iberia to an acceptable level of profitability by 2015.
Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said: "We're disappointed that no agreement has been reached. Iberia is ready and willing to negotiate with the Trade Unions. We are determined and united to implement the necessary changes to secure the future survival and viability of Iberia".
February 1, 2013 IAG01
Certain information included in these statements is forward-looking and involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, projections relating to results of operations and financial conditions and the Company's plans and objectives for future operations, including, without limitation, discussions of the Company's Business Plan, expected future revenues, financing plans and expected expenditures and divestments. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information known to the Company on the date of this report. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
It is not reasonably possible to itemise all of the many factors and specific events that could cause the Company's forward-looking statements to be incorrect or that could otherwise have a material adverse effect on the future operations or results of an airline operating in the global economy. Further information on the primary risks to the Company and its risk management process is given in the Annual Report and Accounts 2011; this document is available on www.iagshares.com.