Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

Qantas rating downgrade may lead to capital raising

Matt O'sullivan The prospect of Qantas needing to pursue a capital raising in the next two years has increased.

Air NZ looks for new chief

Departing chief executive of Air New Zealand Rob Fyfe.

Matt O'Sullivan Air New Zealand is expected to search internally for a candidate to replace departing Rob Fyfe.

Qantas downgraded in ratings on investment

Qantas has sought to reassure investors that its financial position remains strong.

Matt O'Sullivan Moody's downgrades the airline because of high fuel prices and strong competition.

Qantas hit by Moody's downgrade


Matt O’Sullivan Qantas is just one notch away from losing its coveted investment-grade rating after Moody’s downgraded the airline.

Tiger claws back some losses

Matt O'Sullivan Tiger Airways has narrowed its losses in Australia since gradually resuming flights following the air-safety regulator lifting its suspension of services late last year.

Air NZ in CEO hunt as Fyfe departs

Air New Zealand airport

Matt O'Sullivan Air New Zealand is on the hunt for a new chief executive after its long-time boss, Rob Fyfe, confirmed he will leave the carrier at the end of the year.

Transurban boss takes the off-ramp

Transurban CEO and Director Mr Chris Lynch announced his intention to resign on Monday 30 January 2012.

Matt O'Sullivan and Ian McIlwraith Transurban, dogged for years by controversy over its payments to chief executives, is looking to replace its next boss on a ''post-GFC'' basis.

Best Buys

QR National leads the way in transport sector


Matt O'Sullivan Catastrophic floods, high fuel prices, ash clouds, fraught industrial relations on the waterfront and in the air, and consumers tightening their belts.

Best Buys

Transurban boss Lynch to exit toll-road firm

Chris Lynch.

Matt O'Sullivan Transurban's chief executive Chris Lynch will leave the toll-road operator in July after he decided the 'time was right' to make way for a successor.

Jet fuel costs hit airlines


Matt O'Sullivan Jet fuel prices will top the list of challenges facing Qantas and Virgin Australia this year.

Rising jet fuel prices weigh heavily on Qantas, Virgin

Matt O'sullivan JET FUEL prices will top the list of challenges facing Qantas and Virgin Australia this year as their single biggest expense hovers well above $US120 ($114) a barrel.

Asciano seeks new driver for rail-freight business


Matt O'sullivan Asciano has begun a search for a new boss of its rail-freight business after Chris Keast resigns.

Asciano seeks new boss for rail business


Matt O'Sullivan As part of a raft of leadership changes at Asciano, the rail and ports company has decided not to replace the head of its Patrick stevedoring division.

International surge pulls airports out of nosedive


Matt O'sullivan THEY might be experiencing a decline in the total number of passengers passing though their terminals, but Australia's two biggest airports, in Sydney and Melbourne, are grateful for one group -...

Airports buoyed by overseas travel


Matt O'Sullivan Australia's two biggest airports reveal record numbers of Australians travelling internationally.

Big airports stung by falling domestic travel

Airport departure passenger

Matt O'Sullivan Sydney Airport has notched up its sixth consecutive month of weaker passenger numbers after growth in international travellers failed to help offset a decline in domestic travel.

Hidden fees land AirAsia in legal trouble

(FILES) This file photo dated 14 April, 2006 shows an AirAsia Airbus A320 (foreground) sitting on the tarmac while another AirAsia aircraft taxis at the low-cost air carrier terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. British billionaire Richard Branson of Virgin Group is to take a 20 percent stake in Malaysia's AirAsia long-haul budget carrier to help get it off the ground, a report said 07 August 2007.

Matt O'sullivan ACCC in legal action against AirAsia for allegedly failing to disclose the full price of fares.

Qantas's Asia plan may hinge on how to split joint venture

Cut price flight

Matt O'sullivan ONE of the biggest barriers to Qantas striking a deal on setting up an ultra-premium carrier in south-east Asia in partnership with Malaysia Airlines will be each side agreeing to their ownership...

Delay in Qantas joint venture

Tony Fernandes' stake of almost 21 per cent gives him considerable influence over Malaysia Airlines' direction.

Matt O'Sullivan The biggest barrier to Qantas partnering with Malaysia Airlines will be agreeing on ownership.

Sydney set for budget airfare war

AirAsia X generic undercarriage

Matt O'Sullivan Sydney is about to become the centre of a fare war between budget airlines after Malaysia's AirAsia X confirms plans for flights from Kuala Lumpur.

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