Rico Merkert - Newsroom articles
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.
Qantas disadvantaged 26 Nov 2013
Senior Lecturer Rico Merkert was interviewed on SBS Radio about Qantas, Lufthansa and the competitive environment of international airlines.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says building a high speed rail project from Brisbane to Melbourne would cost less than the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme.
Qantas profit boosted by Emirates alliance 29 Aug 2013
Emirates passengers on the Australian carrier grow as it declares a profit after a year in the red