Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan

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

Virgin claims it will cut costs faster than Qantas

Airlines Virgin and Qantas

Matt O'Sullivan Airlines face increasing pressure to lower their costs in order to offset high fuel prices and weaker returns due to the heightened competition.

Passenger surge amid cheap fares

Airports face large increases in passengers as Qantas and Virgin step up their battle in the domestic market.

Matt O'Sullivan The country's two biggest airports surprise investors with an extensive passenger surge.

Etihad gets government nod to double Virgin stake

The new face of Virgin Blue, now calling it Virgin Australia.

Matt O'Sullivan Middle Eastern airline Etihad has received approval from the government to boost its stake in Virgin Australia to 10%.

Patrick to slash Port Botany wharfies

Patrick risks reigniting an industrial dispute on Botany's waterfront.

Matt O'Sullivan Patrick risks an industrial dispute after unveiling plans to slash half the wharfies at Port Botany.

Asciano to jettison 270 jobs as expansion ends

Asciano, shipping, trade

Matt O'Sullivan Asciano will shed about 270 jobs from its container-terminal operations at Sydney's Port Botany within the next two years.

Qantas 'ripe for equity takeover'

Qantas.

Matt O'sullivan Qantas the 'perfect scenario for private equity' firms making a takeover bid, says investor.

Business airfares hit 20-year low in 'bloody' dogfight

Virgin Australia business class A330

Matt O'sullivan THE battle between Qantas and Virgin Australia for lucrative corporate passengers has driven fares for business-class seats on domestic routes to their lowest levels in real terms in almost 20 years.

Business class fares hit 20-year low

Matt O'Sullivan The fight between Qantas and Virgin for corporate passengers has driven fares for business-class seats to two-decade lows.

Time to stretch out as business airfares dive

business class

Matt O'Sullivan The fight between Qantas and Virgin for corporate passengers has driven fares for business-class seats to two-decade lows.

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Asciano predicts single port power

Asciano CEO John Mullen believes the battle between the Patrick ports divisions will see the emergence of a dominant player.

Matt O'Sullivan John Mullen predicts the battle between DP World and Hutchison Ports will bring a national dominant player.

Flight Centre profit soars despite gloom

FLIGHT CENTRE

Matt O'sullivan Flight Centre has defied weak consumer sentiment to upgrade its full-year profit forecast.

Qantas cops blast in Emirates' upsized afterburners

Qantas.

Matt O'sullivan Emirates has raised pressure on Qantas by increasing flights to Australia.

Qantas sells parts of catering business

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has sold a portion of its catering business to the country’s second-largest airline caterer, Gate Gourmet.

Virgin juggles 737 orders

Virgin

Matt O'Sullivan Virgin Australia has ordered 23 new Boeing 737 MAX-8 planes but delayed the delivery of an undisclosed number of 737 next-generation aircraft it has on order from the US manufacturer.

Emirates expansion puts squeeze on Qantas

Emirates Airbus A380

Matt O'Sullivan Emirates has become the latest foreign airline to reveal plans for a significant boost in flights to Australia, heaping further pressure on Qantas.

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Bullish Flight Centre flags 1000 new jobs

Flight Centre.

Matt O'Sullivan Flight Centre shares soar on a profit upgrade, as the travel agency defies the slowdown in spending and flags it will hire up to 1000 sales consultants.

Virgin's toll on Qantas shows

Qantas has laid barethe impact of its battle with Virgin Australia after recording its first monthly decline in yields in more than two years.

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has laid bare the impact of its battle with Virgin Australia after recording its first monthly decline in yields from both its domestic and international operations in more than two years.

Faring badly: Qantas yield hurt in price war

qantas

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas has suffered its first monthly decline in yields from both its domestic and international operations in more than two years, in a further sign of the impact of a fare war with Virgin Australia.

Airlines urged to lower fuel surcharges

Qantas and Virgin Australia are facing calls to lower surcharges on tickets following a 25 per cent fall in jet fuel prices over the past three months.

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas and Virgin Australia face calls to lower surcharges on tickets following a 25 per cent fall in jet fuel.

Jetstar tests Japan flight path

Jetstar executives will be holding their breath tomorrow when they launch a new offshoot in Japan.

Matt O'Sullivan Jetstar executives will be holding their breath tomorrow when they launch a new offshoot in Japan.