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Qantas scores 2nd highest profit, announces A380 upgrades and more

Qantas scores 2nd highest profit, announces A380 upgrades and more

Ben Sandilands August 25, 2017 13 Comments

Despite a profit dip Qantas has a lot of good news to deliver this morning

Virgin Australia’s ‘guests’ are today’s winners from its losses

Virgin Australia’s ‘guests’ are today’s winners from its losses

Ben Sandilands August 10, 2017 7 Comments

Australia's main airline customers continue to be 'spoiled rotten' as Virgin improves its financial situation

Fortunes of SingaporeAir and Etihad appear to be rising

Fortunes of SingaporeAir and Etihad appear to be rising

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?

Singapore Airlines flies into smoother skies, for a month at least

Singapore Airlines flies into smoother skies, for a month at least

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

Cathay Pacific suffers serious reversal of fortune, but fights on

Cathay Pacific suffers serious reversal of fortune, but fights on

Ben Sandilands March 15, 2017 19 Comments

Does anyone have a convincing answer to the problems besetting Cathay Pacific?

Qantas first half year results drop statutory profit by one quarter

Ben Sandilands February 23, 2017

All things considered, Qantas has reported strong results in a weaker trading environment in the December half year

Qantas makes record $1.53 billion profits, pays dividend, staff bonus

Qantas makes record $1.53 billion profits, pays dividend, staff bonus

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

Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30

Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30

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

Emirates posts record profits while making less in Australia

Emirates posts record profits while making less in Australia

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

Virgin Australia to downsize domestic capacity by 5% this quarter

Virgin Australia to downsize domestic capacity by 5% this quarter

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?

Air NZ lands bigger first half year profits

Air NZ lands bigger first half year profits

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.

Qantas posts record statutory PBT of $983m in first half

Qantas posts record statutory PBT of $983m in first half

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.

Virgin Australia drops five E-190s, lifts profits as previously announced

Virgin Australia drops five E-190s, lifts profits as previously announced

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.

Virgin Australia: Fewer passengers but higher profits in 2nd quarter

Virgin Australia: Fewer passengers but higher profits in 2nd quarter

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.

Qantas confirms strong first half FY2016, revives grocery loyalty

Qantas confirms strong first half FY2016, revives grocery loyalty

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.

Air New Zealand vows to take more of Australian market

Air New Zealand vows to take more of Australian market

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.

Qantas: Low seat count for 787s, high expectations for Jetstar

Qantas: Low seat count for 787s, high expectations for Jetstar

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.

Qantas makes $975m profit, orders 8 Dreamliners

Qantas makes $975m profit, orders 8 Dreamliners

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.