Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

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Qantas gives contenders a chance to earn their wings

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas boss Alan Joyce has made clear he has no plans to head for the exit any time soon.

Qantas in division shake-up

Qantas is focused on stemming the losses within its international operations.

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas will push the pause button on the aggressive expansion in Asia of Jetstar, as it beds down the budget airline's new ventures in Japan and Hong Kong under new leadership.

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Qantas overhaul opens way for Joyce's successor

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.

Matt O'Sullivan With Alan Joyce approaching four years in the top job at Qantas, the airline is giving his potential successor a chance to prove their talent.

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Qantas flags more job cuts

Matt O'Sullivan and Clay Lucas Qantas has signalled it will eventually close its aircraft maintenance base at Avalon Airport, leading to yet more job losses.

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Qantas cuts 500 engineering jobs


Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has confirmed it will slash 500 engineering jobs and close its heavy maintenance base in Melbourne by August as part of cost-cutting measures.

Sydney airport chief blames regulation

sydney airport

Matt O'Sullivan Sydney Airport’s chairman, Max Moore-Wilton, has blamed delays at the airport on regulation rather than its own ability to meet increased demand from airlines and passengers.

Tough time takes toll on Footwork Express

Toll Group

Matt O'Sullivan Toll Holdings has flagged a possible sale of its struggling Japanese business, Footwork Express, after slashing its value.

Toll mulls sale of Japanese business after profit warning

Matt O'sullivan TOLL HOLDINGS has signalled a possible sale of its struggling Japanese business Footwork Express after slashing its value and warning that soft retail conditions will curb the entire company's...

Toll share wipeout rises to $800m

Matt O'Sullivan Toll Holdings shares continued to tumble today as analysts began downgrading the transport company following its profit warning.

Toll shares tumble on profit warning

Matt O'Sullivan Investors punish Toll Holdings after the company warns earnings will fall this year due to weak retail conditions and a poor performance in its Asian marine arm.

Brambles plans for low growth

Brambles' chief executive Tom Gorman.

Matt O'Sullivan Brambles has admitted it has completed a ''whole series of scenario planning'' to enable it to cope with a break-up of the eurozone, which remains its second-largest market.

Brambles sees life after eurozone

Matt O'sullivan BRAMBLES has admitted that it has completed a ''whole series of scenario planning'' to enable it to cope with a break up of the eurozone, which is its second-largest market.

Air Pacific rebrands itself as Fiji Airways and aims for budget flyers

Air Pacific.

Matt O'sullivan Air Pacific announced that it would ditch its brand name of the past 42 years.

Qantas, Virgin in battle for business class

Business class.

Matt O'sullivan Passengers celebrating the prospect of lower fares on domestic flights are in for more treats in the coming months as Qantas and Virgin Australia step up their efforts to boost their inflight...

Taxes and charges flying high


Matt O'Sullivan Levies, airport fees and fuel surcharges account for over half the cost of an airline ticket.

Qantas pilots lose fight against industrial action ban

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 11, 2011 shows a Qantas A380 Airbus on the tarmac at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. Embattled carrier Qantas said May 4, 2012 it will delay the delivery of two A380 superjumbos as part of a further Aus$400 million (USD $410 million) in spending cuts as it works to turn the business around. AFP PHOTO / William WEST / FILES

Leonie Lamont, Matt O'sullivan Judge describes airline's inclusion of pilots in lockout of its workforce as 'opportunistic'.

Qantas pilots lose Fair Work court challenge

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas's long-haul pilots have lost their challenge of the industrial umpire's decision to ban industrial action in the aftermath of the airline's fleet grounding.

Travel boss slams 'illogical' departure tax

Graham Turner

Matt O'Sullivan The boss of Australia's largest travel agency, Flight Centre, has labelled the federal government's decision to slug passengers with a 17 per cent increase in departure taxes as ''illogical''.

Travel sector fumes over departure tax rise

Matt O'Sullivan The boss of Australia’s largest travel agency has labelled the government’s decision to slug passengers with a 17% increase in departure taxes as ‘‘illogical’’.

Business-class competition ups the pressure on Qantas

Qantas planes at Sydney Kingsford Smith Generic, airport, aeroplane, travel, . Monday 18th April 2011 AFR photo Louie Douvis

Matt O'Sullivan Airline's loss-making international operations are under rising pressure.