Connect with us

Business

The shocking true cost of Covid-19 on the travel industry

Published

on

Airlines and travel companies have revealed shocking revenue losses caused by Covid-19 travel restrictions

Across the board, airlines and other travel companies have recorded devastating losses as a result of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The Qantas Group reports substantial losses of $1.83 billion before tax

The Qantas group has just released it full year results for this year, and the results are devastating.

The major airline has reported a massive loss of $1.83 billion before tax, or $2.35 billion after. The airline has already lost $12 billion as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said this morning“total revenue lost since the start of the pandemic rose to around $16 billion – and it’s likely to exceed $20 billion by the end of this year.”

Air New Zealand records second annual loss

Air NZ has also posted a loss of $307 million. The airline’s operating revenue was down 48% last year.

This comes as the airline’s second annual loss in a row, also suspending earnings guidance.

This comes as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 Delta strain and harsh lockdown restrictions.

Emirates reports massive loss of $6 billion, with revenue falling 62%

Despite accepting $3.1 billion in government assistance funds, Emirates has emerged from the pandemic hardly unscathed.

The airline also had to let almost a third of its staff go at the beginning of the pandemic.

Emirates aircraft took 88% fewer passengers in the last two years, only managing to fill an average of 44% of seats. Before Covid, this figure was around 79%.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Business

New York Stock Exchange in free fall

Published

on

Human error sends the New York Stock Exchange tumbling

We’ve all made mistakes at the office from time to time, but spare a thought for one worker who may have single-handedly brought down the New York Stock Exchange with just one tiny error.

The mistake of one employee has wiped billions of dollars off the charts for some of the globe’s largest companies.

The individual reportedly triggered wild swings and volatility on the New York Stock Exchange.

A number of big brand names were caught up in the catastrophe. It included McDonald’s, Walmart, and Mobil.

The NYSE eventually came clean. Officials admitted the“root cause” of the screw-up was a “manual error” from a staff member in the backup data centre.

The employee accidentally left the system running.

That’s why some stocks behaved as if trading had already started, with no opening prices being set, sending the market into a meltdown. #trending #featured

Continue Reading

Business

Toyota announce Koji Sato as new CEO

Published

on

He’s the grandson of the founder, and a true titan of the industry.

 
But the question of who should replace Akio Toyoda at the top of Toyota had become a growing concern.

Now we have the answer.

The auto giant has announce its veteran boss would step down as chief executive, and become chairman.

Toyoda said he would be succeeded by chief branding officer Koji Sato from the start of April.

Sato says he loves making cars, and hopes to propel the company further down the Electric Vehicle path over the coming years. #Toyota

Continue Reading

Business

Taylor Swift ticketing fiasco enters the U.S. Senate

Published

on

Live Nation is in the firing line over its inability to stop scalper bots from purchasing Taylor Swift tickets

U.S. Senators have grilled the boss of Live Nation over the lack of transparency relating to concert tickets for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour.

The entertainment company, which owns Ticketmaster is under fire after bots purchased tickets for Swift’s ‘Era Tour’ last year, in an attempt to resell them for a higher price.

Joe Berchtold is the chief financial officer of Live Nation, who apologised to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

“We apologise to the fans, we apologise to Ms. Swift, we need to do better and we will do better.”

Senators criticised Live Nation’s fee structure and inability to deal with bots, which bulk buy tickets and resell them at inflated prices.

“There isn’t transparency when no one knows who sets the fees,” Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn called Live Nation’s bot problem “unbelievable”.

Ticketmaster reportedly occupies more than 70 per cent market share of primary ticket services for major U.S. concert venues.

“You ought to be able to get some good advice from people and figure it out,” Ms Blackburn said.

Ticketmaster cancelled sales of Swift’s tour to the public because of the “high demand”.

The entertainment giant reportedly sold over 2 million tickets, which is enough to fill 900 stadiums.

Taylor Swift said the situation was difficult, and called for accountability for music promoters.

“It’s really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse.

“I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could,” she said.

Continue Reading
Live Watch Ticker News Live
Advertisement

Trending Now

Copyright © 2022 The Ticker Company PTY LTD