Aurinkomatkat Suntours head Tuomo Meretniemi leaves Finnair Group

Finnair Plc      Stock Exchange Release        23 April 2014 at 13:30 EET

Tuomo Meretniemi is stepping down from his position as Managing Director of the Finnair Group’s Aurinkomatkat Suntours tour operator, effective 24 April 2014. Timo Kousa, Managing Director of Finnair Travel Retail, will become Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat Suntours on an interim basis while also continuing in his role for Finnair Travel Retail.

“I want to thank Tuomo for his contributions to Aurinkomatkat Suntours in a very difficult commercial environment,” says Allister Paterson, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer. “I wish Tuomo every success in his new endeavors. Aurinkomatkat will remain in safe hands with Timo Kousa, who has demonstrated skillful leadership and strategic thought at Finnair Travel Retail and I am confident he will be successful in his expanded role.”

Aurinkomatkat Suntours, founded in 1963 and one of the most trusted tour operators in Finland, provides holiday packages and leisure travel services for individuals, families and groups.

FINNAIR PLC

Further information:
Finnair communications, 358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com

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