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Malaysia Airlines faces restructuring if it wants to survive. Malaysia Airlines faces restructuring if it wants to survive. EPA/Olaf Kraak

Malaysia Airlines now faces stark choices in a battle to survive

The airline industry has a history of poor financial returns. On a global basis the cost of capital hasn’t been recovered any time in the past 25 years, and in 2014 the industry-wide profit forecast by…
Emirates President Tim Clark and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce have plenty to smile about, with their partnership producing impressive first-year results. Emirates President Tim Clark and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce have plenty to smile about, with their partnership producing impressive first-year results. APP

Modest profit jump puts spring in Qantas step

Hopping from a A$250 million net profit for the 2010/11 financial year to a A$245 million net loss next period can make any CEO skip a few heartbeats, but this doesn’t deter Qantas chief executive Alan…
An alliance with China Eastern Airlines could provide Qantas with a solid growth strategy. An alliance with China Eastern Airlines could provide Qantas with a solid growth strategy. AAP

Beyond Emirates: China-Eastern tie-up allows Qantas to spread its wings

It’s been a tough year for Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Last year’s announcement of the airline’s first loss since privatisation, a new partnership with Emirates and the collapse of joint venture negotiations…
Will the Qantas-Emirates alliance restore the beleaguered Australian airline back to profitability? Will the Qantas-Emirates alliance restore the beleaguered Australian airline back to profitability? AAP

The Qantas-Emirates alliance: a flight path to future growth?

Today, Alan Joyce has announced that Qantas and Emirates have struck a joint venture alliance for the next 10 years. As a result, Qantas will be taking its passengers to Europe through Dubai, instead of…
Flight Centre versus the ACCC: commonplace travel industry practices are under the spotlight. Flight Centre versus the ACCC: commonplace travel industry practices are under the spotlight. AAP

Are lowest airfares really guaranteed? Travel industry practices under scrutiny in Flight Centre case

Australia’s biggest travel agency chain Flight Centre has been accused by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of illegal price fixing for attempting to collude with Singapore Airlines…

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