Air France-KLM is accelerating cost cuts and deferring debt-reduction goals as pressure on revenue and a weak euro threaten to dampen the benefits of lower oil prices this year.
Europe's second-largest traditional network carrier, which issued three profit warnings last year, also announced plans to cut investments and delay some aircraft deliveries as it posted lower 2014 revenue and core profits on Thursday.
Although lower oil prices have boosted airline balance sheets, Air France-KLM expressed concern about currency swings and overcapacity in some long-haul markets. It has also had to contend with a costly Air France pilots strike.
The Franco-Dutch group said it would bolster its recently launched Perform 2020 strategic plan by reducing investments by 300 million euros ($342 million) a year in both 2015 and 2016 and confirmed it would shed the equivalent of 800 further jobs through voluntary measures.
It revised up its unit cost reduction target for 2015-17 to an average of 1.5 percent a year, instead of a previous goal of between 1 and 1.5 percent.
For 2015, the group intends to cut unit costs by 1 to 1.3 percent, saving 250-300 million euros.