Rico Merkert - Newsroom articles
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.
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
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.
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.