Rico Merkert - Newsroom articles
Rico Merkert on NBN and WIN 24 Aug 2015
NBN News and WIN
Dr Rico Merkert was interviewed on NBN and WIN about Qantas replacing a number of their 747 planes with eight new 787 Dreamliners.
Qantas announces it will buy eight Boeing Dreamliners on back of $975 million pre-tax profit 20 Aug 2015
Channel 9 News and NBN
Channel 9 News and NBN interviewed Dr Rico Merkert about Qantas' plan for eight new 787 Dreamliners following a $505 million cash return for shareholders.
Etihad performs a perfect flight 25 Jul 2015
Dr Rico Merkert has been interviewed by The National (newspaper of Abu Dhabi, UAE) on the environmental performance of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and key environmental trends in aviation more generally.
Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
Sydney Morning Herald and The Age quoted Dr Rico Merkert in an article about how there has been little change in air safety, one year on from the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy.
SBS Radio News
Dr Rico Merkert is interviewed by SBS Radio News about what international airlines can learn from the recent Germanwings crash.
Oil price turbulence for Air NZ 23 Feb 2015
Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in an article about Air New Zealand's fuel price hedging strategy.
The Conversation and SBS News
The Conversation publishes an opinion piece by Dr Rico Merkert explaining the impact of hedging on the aviation industry.
Demanding a fare deal on oil 08 Jan 2015
Dr Rico Merkert is mentioned in an ArabianBusiness.com article on the decision airlines are facing to cut their fuel surcharges amid a fall in the price of oil.
Australian Financial Review
Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in an artcle published in the Australian Financial Review about why airline fares and fuel surcharges have not come down yet despite the slump in fuel prices.
Oil plummets, but don't expect lower fares soon 07 Jan 2015
Sydney Morning Herald
Dr Rico Merkert provides insight into whether airlines will drop their ticket prices in response to the fall in oil prices in a Sydney Morning Herald article