Ben Sandilands September 29, 2017 27 Comments
Mars by spaceliner by 2022, Sydney or Melbourne non-stop to London in less than an hour. SpaceX reveals its new aspirations
Ben Sandilands August 31, 2017 50 Comments
Make no mistake, Qantas is making it clear it is in a new battle with the rise of Singapore Airlines and its Changi hub
Ben Sandilands August 25, 2017 13 Comments
Despite a profit dip Qantas has a lot of good news to deliver this morning
Ben Sandilands January 27, 2017 30 Comments
Qantas wants a big jet to do do what no jets can do so far, but will Airbus or Boeing take the bait?
Ben Sandilands January 25, 2017 4 Comments
Good story, great photo, but pity about the detail
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 October 23, 2015 19 Comments
If as Senator Nick Xenophon reminded us in this Fairfax opinion piece, Qantas had successfully extracted a $3 billion unsecured loan from the Abbott Government early in 2014, there would have been some dramatic consequences.
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 July 4, 2015 21 Comments
Qantas has arrived at a place it never foresaw when it asked the Abbott Government for a $3 billion unsecured loan early last year, nor when fuel benchmarks in USD were twice what they have been in recent times.
Ben Sandilands July 3, 2015 1 Comment
Qantas is ‘in the money’ and has announced that a one-off bonus payment will be made to all employees covered by an 18-month wage freeze policy as part of their collective agreement after it announces in August this financial year’s profit results.
Ben Sandilands June 26, 2015 21 Comments
After years of sometimes bombastic rhetoric about how Qantas would control its Jetstar franchises in Asia through what would have been puppet managements the prolonged efforts to set up a Jetstar Hong Kong operation have been rejected by its authorities.
Ben Sandilands June 25, 2015 10 Comments
Jetstar’s application to operate a Hong Kong subsidiary has been rejected by Hong Kong’s Air Transport Licensing Authority. It’s a serious blow to Qantas’s significant investments in setting up a network of low cost trans border Jetstar franchises in Asia.
Ben Sandilands June 24, 2015 5 Comments
It’s reasonable to say there wouldn’t be a ‘real’ reporter who doesn’t want to read Fighting Words a new book by Lucinda Holdforth the long-time speechwriter for the airline’s chief executive, Alan Joyce.
Ben Sandilands June 18, 2015 7 Comments
It’s official. As reported earlier, Jetstar is launching a turbo-prop operation in New Zealand to take on routes where the Air NZ presence is either vulnerable or overpriced.
Ben Sandilands March 29, 2015 17 Comments
Had it not been for Germanwings the story of the last week would have been Qantas seeking powers to dock employee pay for articulating naughty thoughts about going on strike at a future date.
Ben Sandilands February 26, 2015 14 Comments
Qantas has posted an underlying profit before tax of $367 million for its first half results to 31 December, beating expectations of between $300-350 million but the dividend drought continues.
Ben Sandilands January 24, 2015 87 Comments
SMH business journalist Matt O’Sullivan’s new book Mayday about the ideological and egotistical struggles over the future of Qantas reveals much about the planning Qantas CEO Alan Joyce put into his October 2011 ambush grounding of the airline.
Ben Sandilands December 13, 2014 45 Comments
Opinion The essential problem holding back Qantas from capitalising on good fortune with fuel and capacity restraint, and a rediscovered focus on its full service operations, is Jetstar and the group CEO Alan Joyce.