Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

Loyalty

Qantas Frequent Flyers program changes put loyalty at risk

Matt O'Sullivan The changes to Qantas Frequent Flyer Program could further rattle a travelling public already wary of the upheaval at the national carrier and affect the large number of partner businesses that use...

Watchdog

Flight Centre fined $11m for price fixing

FLight Centre

Matt O'Sullivan Flight Centre has been fined $11 million for trying to illegally fix prices for international flights.

Aviation

Qantas jobs: managers culled in major shake-up of senior leadership

Qantas aeroplanes on the tarmac

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas will let go of 26 managers over the coming months as part of a what it describes in a leaked internal document as ''major changes'' to the make up of its senior leadership team.

Aviation

Jetstar's Hong Kong bid hits hitch

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Matt O'Sullivan Cathay Pacific signals it will vigorously oppose Jetstar Hong Kong's bid to launch services.

Aviation

Cathay Pacific digs in against Jetstar Hong Kong

Matt O'Sullivan Cathay Pacific will vigorously oppose Jetstar Hong Kong's bid to launch services even if the budget airline gained another local investor

Aviation

Jetstar to dump Singapore to Auckland flights

Matt O'Sullivan Jetstar has ditched flights between Singapore and Auckland after struggling to make money on the route, reinforcing concerns that a tie up between Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand will threaten...

Aviation

Regulatory delay for Jetstar's Hong Kong start-up

Matt O'Sullivan Jetstar's new airline in Hong Kong parks nine planes at main Airbus manufacturing base in southern France.

Aviation

Jetstar Hong Kong planes stay grounded as wait continues

Matt O'Sullivan Jetstar's new start-up airline in Hong Kong has parked nine planes at Airbus's main aircraft manufacturing base in southern France as it awaits regulatory approval to launch flights.

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...

Aviation

Alan Joyce faces new Senate grilling over Qantas' future

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Matt O'Sullivan Qantas boss to face second Senate inquiry in five days as unions step up opposition to cuts.

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

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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

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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
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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...