Ben Sandilands August 25, 2017 13 Comments
Despite a profit dip Qantas has a lot of good news to deliver this morning
Ben Sandilands August 10, 2017 7 Comments
Australia's main airline customers continue to be 'spoiled rotten' as Virgin improves its financial situation
Ben Sandilands July 27, 2017 2 Comments
Can Etihad do a Qantas style massive writedown and profit from it? Is SingaporeAir on a roll? What might they try to with their Virgin Australia investments?
Ben Sandilands July 19, 2017 10 Comments
Not everything is gloomy in the airline game, with the SingaporeAir group getting on top of the problem of excess capacity
Ben Sandilands March 15, 2017 19 Comments
Does anyone have a convincing answer to the problems besetting Cathay Pacific?
Ben Sandilands February 23, 2017
All things considered, Qantas has reported strong results in a weaker trading environment in the December half year
Ben Sandilands August 24, 2016 22 Comments
Dividend drought ends with 7 cents share payout, staff get $3000 bonuses, group makes record profits across major operating segments
Ben Sandilands July 28, 2016 3 Comments
Virgin Australia has posted a set of numbers that reinforce the view that the best investment in air travel is an airport car parking franchise
Ben Sandilands May 10, 2016 18 Comments
Emirates' record profits may also explain why its Middle East rivals have their own big ambitions for the Australian-World market
Ben Sandilands May 2, 2016 8 Comments
With a profit result similar to a well run small suburban business, is it not time for Virgin Australia to radically change course?
Ben Sandilands February 25, 2016 4 Comments
Air New Zealand has outshone its rival Qantas/Jetstar and its Australian investment, Virgin Australia, by declaring an even bigger dividend to go with surging first half profits.
Ben Sandilands February 23, 2016 32 Comments
Qantas has beaten most expectations in its first half year to 31 December financials posted on the ASX this morning, and announced a $500 million on-market share buy back but declaring no interim dividend.
Ben Sandilands February 11, 2016 13 Comments
While Virgin Australia confirmed the good news of soaring profits in its half yearly results posted this morning, five of its unusually comfortable Embraer E-190s have been chopped.
Ben Sandilands February 4, 2016 3 Comments
Less continues to be more for Virgin Australia Holdings. The group’s second quarter has continued its first quarter profit recovery, while flying fewer passengers but making more money.
Ben Sandilands December 15, 2015 6 Comments
With only two weeks of HI FY2016 left Qantas has filed a strong profit guidance of between $875 million to $925 million on an underlying before tax basis in the six months to 31 December.
Ben Sandilands August 26, 2015 33 Comments
The end of the capacity war between Qantas and Virgin Australia has run into a problem. It didn’t include Air New Zealand.
Ben Sandilands August 20, 2015 13 Comments
Qantas group CEO Alan Joyce says Jetstar will not open new ventures until it is satisfied with the profitability of the three Asia based franchises in Singapore, Vietnam and Japan but sees a strong future for the brand.
Ben Sandilands August 20, 2015 23 Comments
Qantas has beaten the many of the optimistic forecasts for its full year to 30 June profitability with an underlying profit before tax of $975 million and a statutory PBT of $789 million and will make a capital return to shareholders equivalent to 23 cents per share.