Australia is about to get a lot more wide-body airplanes. Unfortunately, they won't be any roomier.
Virgin is doubling down on its low-cost carrier, just as Singapore Airlines devotes all its attention to killing Jetstar in Asia.
David Gonski, not surprisingly, rejects the idea of his own power. But when you add up his boardroom roles -- from Coca-Cola to Investec to Infrastructure NSW and the Sydney Theatre Company -- and his relationships in Canberra, there's little doubt he rules corporate Australia.
Singapore Airlines laid down some $8 billion in new Airbus jet purchases overnight, giving Qantas headaches as it attempts to seal its deal with Emirates.
Singapore Airlines has moved to reassert its lead over Emirates as Australia’s largest foreign flag carrier, confirming its plans for a large expansion of its flights between Adelaide and its Changi Airport hub, writes Ben Sandilands.
The sky has gone deep black with threatening storm clouds as Emirates and Singapore Airlines report imploding profits, and Cathay Pacific cuts its growth forecasts in half.
Scoot is also a difficult term to translate into Chinese and other Asian languages, as in ‘flee’ as in a robber ‘fleeing’ the scene of a crime. This is like Qantas insisting on calling itself the ‘Spirit of Australia’ in Japan, which translates as the ‘ghost of Australia’.
If Singapore Airlines is looking in some way to its proposed alliance with Virgin Australia to help overcome the misfortunes of Tiger Airlines, then the public records of the ACCC suggest it may be disappointed, writes Ben Sandilands.
Ten years to the day that Ansett collapsed, some of the myths about one of Australia’s highest-profile corporate collapses persist.
The disastrous commercial consequences of the July grounding for Singapore Airlines’ 32.9% stake in Tiger Australia has added strength to the speculation of a tie-up with Virgin Australia.