Rico Merkert - Newsroom articles
AirAsia who is behind it 29 Dec 2014
SBS Radio News
Dr Rico Merkert was interviewed on SBS Radio News and provided company, business model and fleet background information on AirAsia in the light of their missing QZ8501 flight.
Why airlines have not yet passed on the savings from falling oil prices to their customers 03 Dec 2014
Dr Rico Merkert is interviewed about how fuel hedging and revenue management can explain why airlines currently don't pass on falling oil prices to their customers.
The Australian mentions a paper co-authored by Dr Rico Merkert and Professor Corinne Mulley into the study of how to develop public ground transportation strategies to reduce carbon footprint.
Malaysia Airlines in $460m bid to clear air 09 Aug 2014
Malaysia Airlines is expected to remain a viable player in the Australian market after its major government shareholder yesterday moved to delist it, with a $460m bid to throw off the yoke of two crippling crashes.
Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in a story about the impact the two Malaysia Airlines tragedies will have on the company.
Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in a piece published in the Conversation about the announcement of a second Sydney airport in Badgerys Creek.
SBS Radio Business Insider
Aviation Management expert Dr. Rico Merkert was interviewed on the SBS Radio Business Insider Program claiming Qantas has billions of dollars in financial reserves.
Qantas speeds up fleet overhaul 25 Feb 2014
The Australian reports that Qantas is tipped to accelerate the retirement of its older planes as part of $2 billion in cost cuts expected to touch every area of the company. Rico Merkert was quoted in the article.
Sydney Morning Herald
Labor's support for a curfew on a second airport at Badgerys Creek is coming under fire from experts and business groups who say it would undermine the project. Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in the article.
Ownership cap is not Qantas's only problem 11 Dec 2013
Although Qantas is one of the leading airlines in the world, the events in recent days and weeks have led to its senior management pleading for federal government assistance at various levels.