Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield
Senior Air Transport Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Adrian is a Senior Air Transport Editor, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in Australasia and Japan, leads Aviation Week’s coverage of air traffic management and heads Aviation Week’s high-profile Top Performing Airlines.
Adrian was based in the Washington bureau for eight years, writing for a range of Aviation Week publications. He won the breaking news category in the 2008 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards.
Prior to joining Aviation Week in 2002, Adrian covered aviation industry and policy issues for two other publishing companies in Washington. He has also worked for newspapers in Texas and New Zealand, covering a wide range of topics. Adrian graduated from Auckland University with a degree in history and English.

ANA Plans Modest Network Growth 
Although All Nippon Airways does not plan to introduce any new international routes this summer, it will be adding frequency or boosting premium offerings in some key markets.
JAL Brings New York Flight To Haneda 
Japan Airlines is reshuffling some of its flights this summer to offer its first service to New York from Tokyo Haneda Airport, and will also boost capacity in the New York and Honolulu markets.
Jetstar To Begin First Australia-Vietnam LCC Flights 
Australian LCC Jetstar Airways plans to introduce nonstop routes to Vietnam, improving its links with fast-growing Vietnamese affiliate Jetstar Pacific.
Indonesia Allows Tigerair Australia To Resume Flights 
Tigerair Australia has resolved a dispute with the Indonesian government that forced the LCC to suspend service on popular leisure routes to Bali.
Cathay Pacific Launches Restructuring Program 
Cathay Pacific has revealed the broad outlines of a major internal restructuring, although many details of its plans are yet to be announced.
AirAsia Targets Fleet Growth With A320neos  1
The AirAsia LCC group will ramp up its fleet growth this year, with many of its new additions consisting of Airbus A320neos for its Malaysian and Thai operations.
Gameco Prepares For New Expansion Phase 
Construction of a third hangar will increase Gameco’s MRO capacity and allow more third-party work.
Bellew: MAB Moving Closer To Profitability 

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is continuing to improve its financial performance as it targets a return to profitability in the fourth quarter.

Cathay Set To Reveal New Strategic Plan 
Cathay Pacific is expected to unveil the first results of its wide-ranging strategic review this week, which has been prompted by growing financial pressure.
AAPA: Turboprop Safety Improving Despite Accidents 
Asia-Pacific region carriers are continuing to make improvements to the safety of turboprop operations, according to the region’s major airline industry group.
Indonesia Allows Tigerair Limited Bali Flights
Indonesian authorities are allowing Tigerair Australia to fly stranded passengers from Bali back to Australia, although the carrier’s regular services on its Bali routes remain suspended.
Thai Set To Boost A350 Fleet This Year 
Thai Airways is due to take delivery of five more Airbus A350s in 2017, and expects to receive the next in April, an airline spokesman tells Aviation Daily.
Vanilla Air Grows Japanese Domestic Network 

Japan’s Vanilla Air plans to launch new routes from Osaka and Tokyo over the next few months as the LCC looks to expand its domestic network.

Indonesian Action Forces Tigerair To Stop Bali Flights 
Tigerair Australia had to abruptly halt all of its flights to Bali after Indonesian authorities changed the terms of the LCC’s authorization to serve the popular tourist destination.
Alaska Airlines Increases Flights From Portland 
Alaska Airlines is adding a handful of new routes to boost its summer schedule at its secondary hub in Portland, Oregon.
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