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.

Articles
China Eastern, Qantas Promise New Service 
China Eastern has committed to adding capacity in Australia with a new route and seasonal increases on two existing ones if the country’s regulators change their minds and allow the carrier to partner more closely with Qantas.
Airport Authority Rebuffs AirAsia Criticism 
Malaysia’s airport operator says it is unfeasible for AirAsia to relocate to its former terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), a move the carrier suggested in response to ground stability problems at a new facility.
Thai Airways Cuts More Routes In Turnaround Effort 
The airline is suspending a number of long-haul routes as it moves to streamline its operation and improve its financial health.
Scoot Nears 777-Fleet Phaseout 
Scoot says the last of its six Boeing 777-200ERs is due to be retired in late August.
Korea’s Airlines Reintroduce MERS-Related Flight Cuts 
Asiana Airlines and Korean Air both reduced service to China, Japan and other nations in June and July, as the MERS scare in South Korea affected tourism.
Thai Carriers Pay Price For Regulator’s Deficiencies 
Thailand’s airlines are bearing the brunt of their aviation authority’s failure to comply with ICAO standards.
U.S. Route Latest Casualty Of Thai Airways Cuts 
According to schedule data cited by the Airline Route website, Thai Airways will be ending its four weekly flights to Los Angeles via Seoul on Oct. 25.
Tigerair Trims Fleet In Quest For Profitability 
The airline plans to retire two more Airbus A320s by the end of its financial year on March 31, although it will also put a parked A319 into operational service.
AirAsia Japan Targets Early 2016 Launch 
The carrier previously said it intended to begin operating by the end of 2015.
Hawaiian To Acquire ATR 72s To Launch Freight Service 
The airline intends to purchase three ATR 72s, with service to begin in the first half of 2016. The first two aircraft will come from Canada’s First Air, and are already converted to freight configuration.
Indonesia Restricts New Service By Thai Carriers 
The Indonesian government has informed its Thai counterpart that carriers from Thailand will not be able to add new Indonesia services. This is similar to actions taken by Japan and some other Asian nations, and the FAA is also considering such a move.
Qantas Argues Against Airport Plan To Install ILS 
The Gold Coast Airport intends to install an ILS to increase its severe-weather capability and reduce diversions. However, the airport has run into strong local opposition because the system would require new paths for some flights over urban areas.
Delta, ANA See Opportunity In Skymark Bailout 
Skymark Airlines, currently in bankruptcy protection, is an investment target for Delta and ANA because of its Tokyo Haneda slots
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