The poor turnout at the City-Country game suggests the NRL could learn lessons from airlines and hotels on pricing.
Business | Tony Webber | Wed Apr 24 2013
Are the airlines ripping you off with their credit card surcharges? In short the answer is no.
Business | Tony Webber | Tue Mar 19 2013
Last decade, the Middle Eastern carriers tormented Qantas, now the Chinese airlines are the next big threat.
Business | Tony Webber | Wed Mar 13 2013
Both Qantas and Virgin Australia’s half yearly profit results indicated a material weakness in the earnings of the domestic businesses.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Mar 01 2013
The proliferation of add-on services has been a boon for airline revenue – but watch out for those extra charges on your ”budget” flights.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Feb 15 2013
Alan Joyce appears to be receiving the wrong advice about the impact of the Australian dollar on the airline’s business.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Feb 08 2013
The rapid growth in seat factors and congestion on planes has generated at least two major problems for airlines.
Business | Tony Webber | Mon Feb 04 2013
Investors in airline stocks tend to fall into two camps – lovers and fighters.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Jan 17 2013
Pricing passengers by weight may make sense, but there are a number of reasons why airlines aren’t doing it.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Jan 13 2012
The ACCC nod of approval for the Qantas and Emirates alliance is hardly surprising, nor is its conclusion that it believes there are material benefits to consumers, but there are also costs.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Dec 20 2012
Qantas’s tie-up with Emirates takes out a very intimidating head-to-head competitor.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Nov 29 2012
The purchase of Tiger shares and of SkyWest completes the demand strategy trifecta of Virgin Australia.
Business | Tony Webber | Tue Oct 30 2012
If fewer households are having babies in response to the lower baby bonus then the population growth rate falls, which in turn negatively impacts economic growth.
Business | Tony Webber | Wed Oct 24 2012
Petrol prices leapt sharply upwards yesterday, in some instances by upwards of 30¢ per litre. Are those prices higher than one would expect?
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Oct 19 2012
The real story behind domestic business airfares relates to the price paid by business purpose passengers who travel in the economy cabin.
Business | Tony Webber | Tue Oct 16 2012
What should corporations do about the more volatile world in which they operate?
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Sep 13 2012
The Emirates marriage will wrap a bandage on the Australian airline’s open wound.
Business | Tony Webber | Sat Sep 08 2012
The pact with Emirate will help reduce – but not end – the losses on Qantas’s international operations.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Sep 07 2012
The intimidating growth of Middle East carriers has sent the market share of full-service airlines – think Qantas – into a nose dive.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Aug 31 2012
Virgin’s plan to grab market share from Qantas appears to be paying off. A closer look, though, reveals the dangers of such a ploy.
Earnings Season | Tony Webber | Tue Aug 28 2012
A new approach is needed at Qantas if the airline is to pull out of its financial dive.
Earnings Season | Tony Webber | Thu Aug 23 2012
What are the benefits to Qantas and Emirates of hooking up? The answer is simple – enormous.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Jul 27 2012
There were whispers around the traps over the past few months that Qantas was about to tie-up with Emirates.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Jul 26 2012
The focus of tourism is skewed to what foreigners are spending and where. The real problem lies in Australians choosing not to travel at home.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Jun 15 2012
If Qantas can’t reasonably predict what is going to happen to earnings one month ahead, how can it guess one year out?
Business | Tony Webber | Wed Jun 06 2012
China’s government has the firepower needed to deploy should the country’s economy slow too much.
World business | Tony Webber | Fri Jun 01 2012
There’s a lot that needs fixing in Qantas’s new international division and it remains to be seen if the rejig will work.
Business | Tony Webber | Tue May 22 2012
Get set for some significant sales on domestic flying over the coming months if the current capacity splurge continues.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Apr 26 2012
Nothing splits public opinion more than a debate about a second airport in Sydney.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Apr 12 2012
If carbon surcharges are meant to recover costs, why are Virgin’s so much lower than Qantas’s?
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Mar 29 2012
Finally the re-invention of Qantas’s international business is starting to gain some altitude.
Business | Tony Webber | Mon Mar 26 2012
The losers from high commodity prices are the ones that should be compensated most from the additional tax funds generated by the Government’s mining tax.
Business | Tony Webber | Wed Mar 21 2012
There is little doubt that the RBA credit card regulations have led to fairer pricing signals for consumers.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Mar 15 2012
Qantas should fire a torpedo into its Asia expansion plans – at least for the time being.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Mar 09 2012
Cycling can save a lot of money although it’s not without its risks and costs.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Mar 09 2012
There are many forces that caused the demise of Air Australia but one of the most important was its size.
Business | Tony Webber | Mon Feb 20 EST 2012
Just as well Jetstar and the frequent-flyer program are doing well otherwise the Qantas results would be ugly.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Feb 16 2012
Just how much of your travel dollar stays at home when you’re a passenger on an Australian airline?
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Feb 09 2012
Singapore Airlines should be given a chance to fly on the Pacific route even if it hurts Australia’s balance of trade.
Business | Tony Webber | Tue Feb 07 2012
It’s likely the move by Qantas to lift airfares will soon be matched by other airlines. Here’s why the move is mistaken.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Feb 03 2012
Excess baggage should be paid for – no matter where it’s carried, writes a former chief economist for Qantas.
Business | Tony Webber | Wed Jan 11 2012
Beyond the hysteria, the banks had reason not to pass on the RBA’s latest rate cut.
Business | Tony Webber | Mon Dec 12 2011
Scoot may be a gain for passengers shopping for a cheap flight overseas, but it’s another blow for Tourism Australia.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Dec 02 2011
Qantas faces many uncertainties – but they are made worse by some of its own choices.
Business | Tony Webber | Mon Nov 28 2011
With a slowdown all but guaranteed, here’s how companies need to respond.
Business | Tony Webber | Thu Nov 10 2011
Are corporate chiefs like Alan Joyce worth their annual pay packets of millions of dollars? Tony Webber, a former chief economist at Qantas, argues the largesse is fair.
Business | Tony Webber | Mon Nov 07 2011
Qantas is likely to have achieved what it set out to do with the shutdown, but the airline’s underlying problems will persist.
Business | Tony Webber | Mon Oct 31 2011
Three government-owned airlines operate one-quarter of the seats that are flown into Australia. Qantas cannot sustainably compete against them in the international market.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Oct 14 2011
Ever wondered why airports seem to prosper even when airlines struggle? The Productivity Commission should examine the same question.
Business | Tony Webber | Tue Aug 30 2011
Inflation targeting is no easy feat as RBA governor Glenn Stevens knows better than most.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Aug 26 2011
What’s the link between international oil prices and what you pay at the petrol pump? Answer: it can depend on where you live.
Business | Tony Webber | Fri Aug 19 2011
The odds are increasing stacked against Qantas, making the planned job cuts on international services unavoidable, a former chief economist for Qantas says.
Business | Tony Webber | Tue Aug 16 2011
The high-fives at Qantas and Virgin that greeted the grounding of Tiger will be a fast-fading memory as the budget carrier’s restart prompts cheaper airfares.
Business | Tony Webber | Wed Aug 10 2011