Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

Virgin's toll on Qantas shows

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has laid bare the impact of its battle with Virgin Australia after recording its first monthly decline in yields from both its domestic and international operations in more than two years.

Faring badly: Qantas yield hurt in price war

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Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has suffered its first monthly decline in yields from both its domestic and international operations in more than two years, in a further sign of the impact of a fare war with Virgin Australia.

Airlines urged to lower fuel surcharges

Qantas and Virgin Australia are facing calls to lower surcharges on tickets following a 25 per cent fall in jet fuel prices over the past three months.

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas and Virgin Australia face calls to lower surcharges on tickets following a 25 per cent fall in jet fuel.

Jetstar tests Japan flight path

Jetstar executives will be holding their breath tomorrow when they launch a new offshoot in Japan.

Matt O'Sullivan Jetstar executives will be holding their breath tomorrow when they launch a new offshoot in Japan.

Investors not sold on BrisConnections' optimistic forecasts on road use

Investors expect BrisConnections' $5.6 billion Airport Link to 'miss by a long way' its traffic forecasts.

Matt O'Sullivan Investors expect BrisConnections' $5.6 billion Airport Link to 'miss by a long way' its traffic forecasts.

Singapore Airlines to up flights

Singapore Airlines A380 airbus departs Sydney International Airport this afternoon without passengers Wednesday November 8, 2010. Flight SQ222 was cancelled from Sydney as the plane headed overseas for  precautionary engine changes  over concerns raised during inspections. 2 other A380 planes where also grounded.  
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Matt O'sullivan Company singles out Australia as one of two markets it is targeting for growth.

Air Pacific's profit defies 'distractions'

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 20, 2002 shows two Air Pacific's Boeing 737-800s on the tarmac at Nadi International Airport.  Air Pacific will change its name to Fiji Airways next year to capitalise on the Pacific island nation's positive global brand, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said on May 15, 2012.     AFP PHOTO/FILES/Torsten BLACKWOOD

Matt O'Sullivan Airline reaffirms its independence from major shareholder Qantas by raising money on its own.

No silver bullet seen for Qantas

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Matt O'Sullivan Easing of foreign-ownership restrictions no quick fix for airline's fortunes, say investors.

We could go under, Qantas tells MPs

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Phillip Coorey, Matt O'Sullivan QANTAS management is warning the airline could ''go under'' if the state-owned Etihad is allowed to buy enough of a share of Virgin Australia to allow it to start undercutting Qantas on its...

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Qantas fears over Etihad push

Qantas management is warning the airline could 'go under' if the state-owned Etihad is allowed to buy enough of a share of Virgin Australia.

Phillip Coorey and Matt O'Sullivan Management is warning the airline could 'go under' if Etihad is allowed to buy enough of Virgin Australia.

Toyota blames loss on natural disasters

Toyota's Australian subsidiary has blamed supply disruptions caused by the Japanese earthquake and floods in Thailand for its annual loss.

Matt O'Sullivan Toyota's Australian arm has blamed supply disruptions caused by natural disasters for $32.6million loss.

Qantas to axe more engineering jobs

Union's fight for Qantas jobs (Thumbnail)

Matt O’Sullivan Qantas will axe about 36 engineering jobs following its decision today to consolidate the vast majority of its component aircraft maintenance to Melbourne.

Toyota's local losses double

2011 Toyota Hilux sneak peek

Matt O'Sullivan Toyota Australia’s annual losses have more than doubled to $32.6 million, which the local car manufacturer has blamed on a $1 billion fall in sales.

New Air NZ boss for long hauls

Air New Zealand Ltd. planes are parked at Auckland International Airport in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. Air New Zealand is the nation's biggest airline. Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg News

Matt O'Sullivan Airline signals that it will not retreat from flying on long-haul international routes.

Air NZ picks new CEO from own ranks

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Matt O'Sullivan Air New Zealand has selected the head of its long-haul operations, Christopher Luxon, to replace its highly regarded chief executive, Rob Fyfe.

Jetset cuts 110 as profits fall

World of travel: More work for less money.

Matt O'Sullivan Jetset Travelworld will axe about 110 jobs partly due to increased federal government bookings of travel online rather than over the phone.

Jetset to jettison jobs as profit falls short

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Matt O'Sullivan Jetset Travelworld will axe about 110 jobs - more than half of which will be from its travel management business - and report a smaller annual profit.

Move nothing sinister, says Etihad chief

Etihad's chief has insisted there is 'nothing sinister' in its purchase of a strategic stake in Virgin Australia.

Matt O'Sullivan Etihad chief executive James Hogan has insisted there is 'nothing sinister' in its purchase of a strategic stake in Virgin Australia.

Stake in Virgin is 'nothing sinister', says Etihad CEO

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Matt O'Sullivan The Etihad chief executive, James Hogan, has insisted "there is nothing sinister" in the Middle Eastern airline's purchase of a strategic stake in Virgin Australia.

Singleton 'interested' in Qantas

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Madeleine Heffernan and Matt O'Sullivan Multimillionaire ad man John Singleton declares he is 'always interested' in potential deals.