Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

Jetstar moves to beat AirAsia in Japan start

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Matt O'Sullivan Jetstar has brought forward the launch of its Japanese subsidiary by several months, in an attempt to pip its Malaysian rival, AirAsia.

Webjet buoyed by record overseas travel

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Matt O'Sullivan Online travel booking service Webjet has posted a jump in half-year profit as it continues to benefit from Australians travelling overseas in record numbers.

Transurban's profit on the up

Matt O'sullivan Transurban has highlighted its 'defensive nature' after reporting steady growth.

New budget airline books Gold Coast arrival

Matt O'Sullivan South-east Asia's newest budget airline, Scoot, has selected the Gold Coast as its second Australian destination, ramping up pressure on Qantas's budget offshoot, Jetstar, on its home turf.

Transurban drives 27% net profit jump

Transurban executives will have 30 per cent of their short-term bonuses deferred for two years into securites.

Matt O'Sullivan Transurban has highlighted its ‘‘defensive nature’’ after reporting steady growth from its motorways in Sydney and Melbourne.

Jetstar to fly out if law changed, says Joyce


Matt O'sullivan Alan Joyce has argued that proposed law changes will force Jetstar to pull out of Darwin and Cairns.

New crew laws will destroy jobs: Qantas boss


Matt O'Sullivan Qantas's chief executive, Alan Joyce, has renewed his attack on proposed law changes limiting the airline's ability to hire foreign flight crews, arguing they will force it to dump services to Darwin...

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Tiger sets its sights on Brisbane


Matt O'sullivan Airline seeks to step up efforts for a full return to services following forced six-week grounding.

Fuel and taxes lift Qantas airfares


Matt O'Sullivan Qantas will raise surcharges for international and domestic flights by as much as 24 per cent, blaming higher fuel costs and the impact of carbon taxes in Australia and Europe.

Call to block Rinehart's board bid


Matt O'Sullivan and Eric Johnston Geoffrey Cousins calls on major shareholders to block Gina Rinehart from gaining a board seat at Fairfax Media.

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

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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.

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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.

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Transurban boss Lynch to exit toll-road firm

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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.