Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

Asciano seeks new boss for rail business

Containers

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

Departures

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

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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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Better profit, earnings suggest recovery for Leighton

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Matt O'Sullivan Leighton Holdings has shown the first tangible signs of putting its bad year behind.

Leighton says it is back on track

Matt O'sullivan LEIGHTON HOLDINGS has shown the first tangible signs of putting its annus horribilis behind it after flagging stronger profit for the half year just ended because of an improvement in earnings from...

Qantas told to clarify its plans for Asia

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Matt O'Sullivan Qantas is under pressure to offer more clarity about its expansion in Asia as it faces the double-whammy of high fuel prices and economic upheaval in Europe weakening demand for travel in other...

Moderate falls expected on bourse as euro crisis deepens

Matt O'Sullivan A RATINGS downgrade of nine European economies including France is set to to drag the Australian market lower at the open today, reinforcing fears that the crisis in the euro zone is alive and well.

Qantas uncertainty lifts prospects for Virgin

Matt O'Sullivan QANTAS is under pressure to offer more clarity about its expansion in Asia as it faces the double whammy of high fuel prices and economic upheaval in Europe weakening demand for travel in other...

AirAsia X finally set for Sydney touchdown

Asia

Matt O'Sullivan AFTER four years of lobbying, Malaysia's long-haul budget airline AirAsia X is on the verge of launching flights between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.

Qantas boss bets the house on Asian expansion

Qantas

Matt O'Sullivan When Tony Fernandes last jetted into Sydney for a major PR event it was to trumpet his airline's operational alliance with Qantas's budget offshoot, Jetstar, aimed at saving them both money on buying...

Joyce eyes his next battlefield

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Matt O'Sullivan The big question for Qantas is, will a fresh dalliance with Malaysia Airlines fly, after their falling out in 2008? Analysts are scratching their heads over it, writes Matt O'Sullivan.

Weak NZ economy poses flight risk

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Matt O'sullivan QANTAS expects tougher conditions on the trans-Tasman route this year due to continued weakness in the New Zealand economy and stronger competition from rivals such as Air New Zealand and Emirates.

Tough fight tipped over the Tasman

Qantas expects to feel the heat from its competitors on the trans-Tasman route.

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas expects tougher conditions on the trans-Tasman route this year due to continued weakness in the New Zealand economy and stronger competition from rivals.

Clearer skies for NZ Virgin

The airline is now banking on a revenue-sharing alliance with Air New Zealand to  stem  losses.

Matt O'Sullivan Virgin Australia's New Zealand operation still struggling to make money on the trans-Tasman route.

Ex-boss to sue Transpacific over rejected bookbuild bid

Peabody

Matt O'Sullivan THE Queensland rubbish mogul Terry Peabody is again butting heads with Transpacific, the waste management company he once led.