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Rico Merkert - Newsroom articles


  • Singapore Airlines boosts stake in Virgin Australia 07 Apr 2016

    The Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times and Australian Financial Review

    The Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times, the Brisbane Times and Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Rico Merkert from the Business School about Singapore Airlines’ bid for Virgin Australia.

  • Rico Merkert in Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald 06 Apr 2016

    Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Canberra Times and the Brisbane Times

    Dr Rico Merkert was quoted in Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Canberra Times and the Brisbane Times about demand for aviation assets and brands.

  • Renaissance of the railways? 16 Mar 2016

    SBS Radio

    Rico Merkert was interviewed on SBS Radio (German) about recent rail business developments in Australia with Deutsche Bahn International involvement, including Canberra Metro, Sydney's North West Rail Link and freight (DB Schenker).

  • How the airline industry is managing the 'good oil' 27 Feb 2016

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Dr Rico Merkert was quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald about airlines adapting their fleet strategy in response to low fuel prices.

  • Jet fuel price drop allows 27 Feb 2016

    Australian Financial Review

    Dr Rico Merkert was quoted in AFR Weekend about airlines adapting their fleet strategy in response to low fuel prices

  • Transport integration can put wind beneath wings of small flyers 15 Jan 2016

    The Australian

    The Australian published an article by Professor Rico Merkert about the essential role of regional airlines in the tourism and aviation industry.

  • The Viability and Economics of the proposed Inland Rail Project 23 Sep 2015

    SBS Radio

    SBS Radio interviewed Dr Rico Merkert about the freight train line project connecting Brisbane and Melbourne.

  • 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

    The National

    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.


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