Topic archives: John Borghetti

Virgin Australia takes on ‘green clean’ fuel role at Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia takes on ‘green clean’ fuel role at Brisbane Airport

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

Turbulence at top, or business as usual, for Virgin Australia?

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'?

Is another blue day on the way for Virgin Australia?

Is another blue day on the way for Virgin Australia?

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

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

April 17, 2017 15

Is 'sweating the asset' and screwing the customer really the way to lift airline profits?

Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

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

Virgin Australia CEO says he’d buy the whole company if he had the money

Virgin Australia CEO says he’d buy the whole company if he had the money

August 5, 2016 5

Australia's second largest airline group sees all its components gaining altitude this financial year

Virgin Australia gives some pointers to its future

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

Virgin Australia does deal with China’s HNA for 13% equity and codeshares

Virgin Australia does deal with China’s HNA for 13% equity and codeshares

May 31, 2016

Virgin Australia and Australia's tourism industry stand likely to be transformed by the China deal announced this morning

Air NZ wants out of Virgin Australia: VAH in trading halt

Air NZ wants out of Virgin Australia: VAH in trading halt

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.

Virgin Australia’s pursuit of excellence gets another top-up

Virgin Australia’s pursuit of excellence gets another top-up

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.

Virgin Australia’s numbers are less about cheap fuel than you thought

Virgin Australia’s numbers are less about cheap fuel than you thought

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.

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

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

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.

Virgin Australia CEO cautiously optimistic about outlook

Virgin Australia CEO cautiously optimistic about outlook

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.

Qantas is in the money, but what might it do with it?

Qantas is in the money, but what might it do with it?

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.

Virgin Australia flags major international initiatives

Virgin Australia flags major international initiatives

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.

Key indicators continue to move in Virgin Australia’s favour

Key indicators continue to move in Virgin Australia’s favour

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.

Airbus shows off A350 to a Virgin ready to make a choice

Airbus shows off A350 to a Virgin ready to make a choice

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.

Virgin Australia says Qantas aid could send us back to the ’80s

Virgin Australia says Qantas aid could send us back to the ’80s

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.

Virgin Australia loses $83.7 million including Tiger share

Virgin Australia loses $83.7 million including Tiger 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.

Outgoing Tiger Airways CEO to run 787s for Jetstar

Outgoing Tiger Airways CEO to run 787s for Jetstar

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.