The two great contenders in Australian airline competition in the early years of this century, Geoff Dixon and Brett Godfrey have a new tourism investment venture the Australian Walking Company.
Friday’s soon to be formally accepted offer by Virgin Australia to buy 40 per cent of Tigerair for $1 isn’t the first time such a gold coin has been the price for all or part an Australian domestic airline.
Joyce needs to bring Qantas back into the business of nationally coordinated tourism promotion, even if Qantas can no longer claim with conviction to be the Spirit of Australia unless we mean 'spirit' as in 'dead'.
For Qantas watchers, it is another sign that shock and awe tactics to grab headlines and bend government policy settings or courts to Qantas's wishes have lost their currency. Death threats and mass strandings of passengers just don't cut it anymore.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said today he would not be a party to actions by a group of shareholders spearheaded by his predecessor Geoff Dixon, the current chairman of Tourism Australia which he said would break up and destroy its business by selling off the Jetstar franchise or the Qantas loyalty program.
The Pyongyang charm school is back in action at Qantas, which has grounded support for Tourism Australia because its chair is saying naughty things about it
Working on the basis that a detailed report in the Australian Financial Review about a new private equity play involving Qantas is the smoke coming off a fire Senator Nick Xenophon (Independent SA) has fired off a media release headed Hobson’s Joyce.
This report also appears on Crikey’s mobile and full screen bulletin The last time calls for direct government invention to save an airline were voiced in Australia was after the collapse of Ansett on 14 September 2001. Now it’s the turn of Qantas, the airline that massively benefited from Ansett’s demise, and had fiercely opposed […]
Video compilation added to end of post This morning’s confirmation in The Australian of a plan by former Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon to buy a ‘strategic’ stake in the airline puts its current CEO Alan Joyce and chairman Leigh Clifford at risk. That risk arises from their claims to have no knowledge of any move […]