Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan is a Business Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Alan Joyce faces new Senate grilling over Qantas' future

Alan Joyce

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas boss Alan Joyce will face his second Senate inquiry in five days as unions step up their opposition to the scrapping of foreign-ownership restrictions, warning it will lead to a break-up of...

Inquiry

Qantas chief Alan Joyce to face fresh Senate grilling

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas boss Alan Joyce will face his second senate inquiry in five days as unions step up their opposition to the scrapping of foreign-ownership restrictions

Union dossier claims multiple faults on Qantas planes serviced overseas

Alan Joyce.

Matt O'Sullivan The aircraft engineers' union has alleged a litany of errors on Qantas aircraft sent for heavy maintenance in Asia over the years, including a Boeing 747 that did not have three of its four engines...

Qantas: Offshore workshop errors dismissed

Matt O'Sullivan The aircraft engineers' union has alleged a litany of errors on Qantas aircraft sent for heavy maintenance in Asia over the years, including a Boeing 747 that did not have three of its four engines...

Aviation

Union dossier claims Qantas engines 'not secure' after offshore maintenance

Qantas aeroplanes on the tarmac

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas aircraft sent for maintenance in Asia have been found with corrosion on the wings, multiple cracks, faulty engine indicators and, in the case of a 747 jumbo, three of four engines not held on...

Aviation

Qantas jobs on 'super highway out of the country'

Matt O'Sullivan One of Qantas's largest unions claims the removal of the airline's foreign-ownership cap would put jobs at the national carrier on "a super highway out of the country".

Tigerair expansion heats up budget class battle

tiger airways rob sharp

Matt O'Sullivan Battle at the low-cost end of domestic travel is the most intense it has been, says chief.

New Tigerair Brisbane base takes fight to Jetstar

Tigerair

Matt O'Sullivan Tigerair has opened up a new front in its battle with Jetstar, cutting the ribbon on its third Australian base in Brisbane and starting new routes.

Aviation

Bosses cling to jobs as Qantas sheds workers

Qantas

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas' high-stakes strategy to convince the government to extend financial aid has backfired spectacularly.

Aviation

Qantas creates dual operations role for ex-Tigerair boss Andrew David

QANTAS

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas begins a management reshuffle that will result in the parachuting of former Tigerair boss.

Fares

Melbourne to Sydney prices climb despite airlines' fares dogfight

Virgin Qantas
Photo Michele Mossop
Tuesday 17th August 2010
generic airport travel airline qantas virgin blue groundstaff tarmac runway greenhouse gases emissions pollution

Matt O'Sullivan Fares on one of the busiest airline routes in the world between Sydney and Melbourne are about 10 per cent higher than the same time last year despite the bitter battle between Qantas and Virgin...

Shakeup

Qantas management reshuffle puts ex-Tigerair boss in key role

14 December 2011.  AFR.  Andrew David, CEO Tiger Airways at Melbourne Airport.  Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +61401320173.  arsineh@arsineh.com

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has begun a management reshuffle that will result in a former Tigerair boss Andrew David being parachuted into a key role running the day-to-day operations of its domestic and international...

Aviation

Qantas respects government debt guarantee decision, says Alan Joyce

QANTAS interim results.
Photo Michele MOssop
Thurs 21 Feb 2013
CEO Alan Joyce arrives with Gareth Evans CFO
 QANTAS interim results. Photo Michele MOssop Thurs 21 Feb 2013 CEO Alan Joyce announces better results than last year

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas' embattled chief executive, Alan Joyce, insists his relationship with the Abbott government is "very good" .

Aviation

South African Airways secures Virgin code-share deal after being dumped by Qantas

Matt O'Sullivan South African Airways has extended its code-share deal with Virgin Australia to include flights to Sydney, just weeks after Qantas unceremoniously dumped it as an alliance partner.

Aviation

No overseas investors in line for Qantas even if government lifts cap, say analysts

Qantas

Matt O'Sullivan Foreign investors are unlikely to make a rush for Qantas shares even if the government is able to convince the Senate to lift the cap on overseas investment in the national carrier, analysts have...

Shifting jobs to overseas one of the biggest benefits to Qantas rules changes

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Matt O'Sullivan The biggest benefit to Qantas from the removal of legislative shackles imposed on it two decades ago will be its ability to outsource more work to third parties or send jobs overseas.

Qantas questions: what you need to know

qantas

Matt O'Sullivan Matt O'Sullivan deciphers the latest developments in the Qantas saga, with the government announcing it will repeal sections of the Qantas Sale Act.

Aviation

Qantas chief Alan Joyce not off the hook yet

Qantas

Matt O'Sullivan It's been more than two years in the making but Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has finally had a minor victory in extracting concessions from Canberra.

Aviation

Etihad CEO James Hogan wants to add more flights to Australia

Etihad CEO James Hogan

Matt O'Sullivan Middle Eastern airline Etihad, one of the largest shareholders in Virgin Australia, will push for an increase in its quota of flights to Australia over the next year, in a further challenge to Qantas...

Aviation

Luxury airport lounges a home away from home for the rich and powerful

CEO John Borghetti.

Matt O'Sullivan Neither Qantas nor Virgin donate money to political parties, but they lavish decision-makers.