Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

Sydney Airport 'can cope' with demand

Matt O'Sullivan SYDNEY AIRPORT'S chief executive, Kerrie Mather, has insisted that the airport has the ability to cope with increased demand for flights until at least 2050, despite the federal government stating...

Virgin move opens foreign door


Matt O'Sullivan Virgin has opened the way for foreign airlines to gain cornerstone stakes in its domestic operations.

Virgin courts foreign owners

Virgin Atlantic airplane

Matt O'sullivan VIRGIN AUSTRALIA has opened the way for foreign airlines such as Etihad to gain cornerstone stakes in its domestic operations after unveiling sweeping changes to its ownership structure.

Coal a growth engine for Asciano

Matt O'Sullivan Ports and rail company Asciano expects earnings to be stronger in the second half, as it benefits from new contracts and fewer disruptions to its coal-haulage operations.

Rebound rouses Flight Centre

Matt O'Sullivan Travel retailer takes confidence from a increase in demand from leisure travellers last month.

Mining eases Downer woes

Matt O'sullivan DOWNER EDI has ruled out selling its under-performing New Zealand operations but will seek to strip costs from it as management is finally able to switch focus from the Waratah trains debacle in NSW.

Downer to trim NZ operation

Matt O'sullivan Engineering company seeks to strip costs as management switches focus from Waratah debacle.

Hopes dashed for Air Australia

Air Australia

Matt O'Sullivan, Lucy Battersby AIR AUSTRALIA'S entire fleet of aircraft will be returned to its owners within days, dousing hopes of resurrecting the failed domestic and international airline.

Creditor hopes a flight of fancy


Matt O'Sullivan The collapse of Air Australia is set to result in creditors losing tens of millions of dollars.

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Customers jettisoned as another airline crashes and burns

Matt O'Sullivan Air Australia was never able to pull up from its financial nosedive, writes aviation reporter Matt O'Sullivan.

Qantas to cut costs as Asian venture stalls

QANTAS Half Year Results announced at the Westin Hotel, Sydney. QANTAS CEO, Alan Joyce at the annoucement. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 16 February 2012.

Matt O'Sullivan QANTAS has shown the complexity in launching an ultra-premium airline in Asia.

QR National's first-half profit hit

GENERIC- QR National, Queensland Rail, Mackay, coal.

Matt O'Sullivan Australia's largest rail operator, QR National, has warned that coal volumes will be weaker.

Qantas axes 500 jobs as profit slumps


Matt O'Sullivan Qantas will cut about 500 jobs after the airline posts a slump in profit, as a bitter industrial dispute and high fuel bills take their toll.

Air Australia bids to lift its business


Matt O'Sullivan Australia's newest budget international airline has been working closely with specialists from corporate paramedic KordaMentha in a bid to turn around its ailing business.

Qantas adds airline experience to its board

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has strengthened the airline experience on its board with the appointment of a former boss of the Star Alliance airline grouping and Swiss International.

Asciano boss in hospital after dive trip injury

A challenging March quarter ... John Mullen.

Matt O'Sullivan Asciano’s chief executive, John Mullen, is recovering in hospital after suffering a severe reaction to medication for a sting he received while diving.

Qantas slams code-share demand


Matt O'sullivan Airline warns aviation authorities that putting an end to South America tie-up will affect services.

Qantas staff fear cuts as kangaroo route struggles


Matt O'Sullivan Qantas staff fear that job cuts will be announced on Thursday when the airline releases its half-year profit and updates investors on a strategic review of its loss-making premium international...

Etihad chasing Virgin stake, no buts about it

Matt O'sullivan The Abu Dhabi airline is pursuing equity stakes in 'one or two' more groups.

Etihad keen to take over Branson's stake in Virgin

Matt O'Sullivan ETIHAD'S chief executive, James Hogan, says he has made clear to Sir Richard Branson that his airline is interested in his cornerstone stake in Virgin Australia.