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The Qantas debt trap: Joyce’s mayday calls on finances are premature

The Qantas debt trap: Joyce’s mayday calls on finances are premature

Paddy Manning March 7, 2014 3 Comments

Analysts who study Qantas' books aren't worried about the airline's debt -- so is Alan Joyce crying wolf? Crikey's business editor on the spin, the backpedalling ... and the financial reality.

Qantas’ playing field isn’t level — it has poor managers running it

Qantas’ playing field isn’t level — it has poor managers running it

Ben Sandilands December 6, 2013 36 Comments

Qantas should have a much stronger balance sheet than it has, writes Crikey's aviation expert writes. So why is the airline in crisis? Most of the cuts are self-inflicted.

Tips and rumours

Crikey December 3, 2013

We've always been at war with Gonski. Is Gmail censoring "sensitive" ADF data? Plus other tips and rumours ...

The Joyce who cried wolf: Qantas’ mayday call examined

The Joyce who cried wolf: Qantas’ mayday call examined

Paddy Manning December 2, 2013 21 Comments

Qantas lurches from one apparent crisis to another. But investors aren't particularly concerned. Is Alan Joyce just the CEO who keeps crying wolf? Our business editor examines the case.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey December 2, 2013

Aviation agency in crash landing? ... the officer flouting the law ... Rupert swimming with the fishers ...

Asia to Adelaide: Tourism Task Force trumpet big win for SA

Plane Talking July 29, 2013

Adelaide could be the first port of call for Malaysian and Indian tourists looking for cheap flights to Australia. Ben Sandilands on the rush to lock in airports for low fare carriers.

Why Australia should care about London’s airport woes

Why Australia should care about London’s airport woes

Plane Talking July 22, 2013

London's airport problems might seem irrelevant to Australia. But we need to care, writes Ben Sandilands, because London is an example of what happens when lack of efficient air access starts to kill a city's economy.

A first close-up look at the soon to fly A350 prototype

Crikey June 7, 2013

On a hot clear southern French spring day, Ben Sandilands takes a look at the A350 XWB MSN1, the first to fly of a small fleet of test and certification A350-900s soon to be released by Airbus.

Jet envy: how will Qantas and Virgin Australia keep up?

Jet envy: how will Qantas and Virgin Australia keep up?

Plane Talking May 31, 2013

Their competitors are spending big on flashy new jets, writes Ben Sandilands. Will Qantas and Virgin Australia go into more debt to keep up?

When summits were higher than airliners: Everest 60 years on

When summits were higher than airliners: Everest 60 years on

Plane Talking May 30, 2013

Ed Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stood on the summit of Everest 60 years ago. That moment in time was not entirely dissimilar to Neil Armstrong's first giant step for mankind, writes Ben Sandilands