Finnair President and CEO Keijo Suila announced his retirement effective at the end of 2005. A search for a successor has begun. Suila has been with the carrier since 1998. Separately, the Assn. of Support Service Industries representing Finnair and the Assn. of Finnish Flight Attendants reached an agreement on the attendants' terms of employment. Thus a strike scheduled to start on Easter Saturday has been avoided and the carrier's flights will continue to operate normally.

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