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Rico Merkert - Newsroom articles


  • British airports hold upper hand on carbon footprint 22 Aug 2014

    The Australian

    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

    The Australian

    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.

  • 'Malaysia Airlines may need support' to survive after MH17 19 Jul 2014

    The Australian

    Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in a story about the impact the two Malaysia Airlines tragedies will have on the company.

  • Abbott confirms Badgerys Creek for Sydney's second airport 15 Apr 2014

    The Conversation

    Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in a piece published in the Conversation about the announcement of a second Sydney airport in Badgerys Creek.

  • Does Qantas have substantial financial resources? 05 Mar 2014

    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

    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.

  • Labor's support for second airport curfew comes under fire 18 Feb 2014

    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

    The Australian

    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

    SBS Radio

    Senior Lecturer Rico Merkert was interviewed on SBS Radio about Qantas, Lufthansa and the competitive environment of international airlines.

  • Kevin Rudd's high speed rail, parental leave cost comparison is unsound 29 Aug 2013

    ABC News

    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.


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