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, Aug 05, 2016
Australia's second largest airline group sees all its components gaining altitude this financial year
, Mar 30, 2016
Air New Zealand’s unhappiness with Virgin Australia has caused today’s ASX trading halt in VAH while the highly profitable NZ carrier decides whether to sell all or part of its minority 25.9 percent stake in Australia’s second largest airline group.
, Mar 21, 2016
This is an awkward moment for Virgin Australia in that today’s announcement of a $425 million unsecured loan from its rich and powerful airline backers buys it more time to fix its finances.
, Feb 11, 2016
In the big picture of its half yearly financial results released this morning Virgin Australia has managed to lift fares and operating efficiency to levels that go way above the net exchange rate adjusted benefits of cheaper fuel.
, Feb 19, 2015
The consumer take away from this morning’s Virgin Australia first half financial briefing is that profitable competition will continue to rule on domestic routes, at least for the time being.
, Nov 19, 2014
As the heat goes out of the apparently dying embers of a capacity war with Qantas, and fuel prices sag to levels no-one in the airline game dared dream about even a few months ago, Virgin Australia is cautiously optimistic about the future.
, Sep 02, 2014
As a recipient of a number of regular proprietary financial institution bulletins they historically tend to be very weak at picking downtrends in consumer demand, and this could mean bad news for Qantas and Virgin Australia and their low cost brands.
, Aug 22, 2014
The deeper concern about the Qantas infatuation with Jetstar is that it deluding itself if it thinks its full service customers will transfer their loyalties to Jetstar.
, Aug 21, 2014
The weeks before Qantas reports financial results are usually a news vacuum which sucks in speculation, and this year’s preliminary full year results announcement on 28 August is no exception to the rule.
, Jul 23, 2014
The use of the media to soften up the public, the shareholders and the employees in advance of bad financial results is a well established PR technique. In the case of the Qantas full year results, due 28 August, the informed speculation season is open!
, Mar 05, 2014
Several troubling financial matters are of concern in the Qantas situation today.
, Mar 04, 2014
Another reason for Qantas urgently but unsuccessfully seeking $6-7 billion in a government debt guarantee might be found in major shorter term debt repayments and billions of dollars in capital that are variously buried in the accounts or do not appear in the group’s balance sheet.
, Feb 06, 2014
The worrying line in today’s letter from Virgin Australia to the ASX answering its query about recent trading in its shares is not its confirmation of analyst estimates of a half year loss before tax of $49 million.
, Jan 23, 2014
No doubt by coincidence (no irony intended on this occasion) the Commonwealth Bank’s Global Markets Research arm has managed to back burn any damage to Qantas that might be gleaned by anyone reading the S&P update on the state of its debt who is not distracted by the elevator music.