October 3, 2017 8
Making clean fuel is one thing, and Virgin is taking on the other essential of getting it into the fuel tanks
June 30, 2017 2
Does a dive down the exit chute by Virgin's group executive John Thomas means things will be better or worse for its 'guests'?
May 20, 2017 43
Virgin Australia isn’t going to succeed by becoming a super-Qantas product, or even one which charges more ancillary fees that its stronger competitor
April 17, 2017 15
Is 'sweating the asset' and screwing the customer really the way to lift airline profits?
November 16, 2016 5
There was some good news at Virgin Australia's AGM, but the topics that excite consumers aren't yet ShowTime ready
August 5, 2016 5
Australia's second largest airline group sees all its components gaining altitude this financial year
June 15, 2016 8
ME giant Etihad appears to be a happy prisoner of the Virgin Australia restructuring deal and it's likely Tigerair will boost VA's international expansion in competition with Jetstar
May 31, 2016
Virgin Australia and Australia's tourism industry stand likely to be transformed by the China deal announced this morning
March 30, 2016 10
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.
March 21, 2016 4
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.
February 11, 2016 10
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.
February 11, 2016 13
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.
November 18, 2015 5
After nobody asked any questions from the floor at today’s Virgin Australia AGM there were nevertheless some interesting insights into how it is travelling at a subsequent media conference.
July 4, 2015 21
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.
February 19, 2015 4
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.
November 19, 2014 10
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.
August 6, 2014 5
Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti wasn’t giving anything away as to what the airline might choose as a replacement for its 777-300ERs and A330-200s when he took a detailed look at the Airbus A350-900 making a world tour when it was in Sydney yesterday.
February 28, 2014 15
Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti says the age of entitlement for Qantas is over and that no airline is entitled to government support to maintain a set market share.
February 28, 2014 31
Virgin Australia has paid a high price for the capacity war with Qantas, with a group statutory loss after tax of $83.7 million.
December 6, 2012 10
Andrew David, the Tiger CEO who had to pick up the pieces after its grounding has been recruited to Jetstar to run the 787s that should have gone to Qantas instead. Awesome.