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.

AirAsia Group Steps In To Help Indonesian Franchise 

AirAsia is taking steps to reduce the debt owed by its Indonesian joint venture (JV) to meet a government ultimatum, especially in light of signs of a possible merger between Indonesia’s two AirAsia franchises.

Why Sustainability Is Good Business For Airlines 
Airlines such as Air New Zealand realize that long-term success means paying more attention to the well-being of the communities they serve, even beyond standard environmental concerns.
Airport, Government End Terminal Standoff With AirAsia 
Malaysia’s airport operator has issued an ultimatum to LCC AirAsia regarding a dispute over whether the carrier will transfer terminals at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Sabah.
Two ANA Executives Join Skymark Board; Codeshare In Plans 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is lending management expertise to troubled Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines, though details of the pair’s codesharing arrangement have not yet been fleshed out.
Skymark Airlines Appoints New Leadership 
Japan’s Skymark Airlines has named its new leadership team, which is headed by representatives of two of the companies that are bailing out the troubled carrier.
Thai AirAsia Adds More Routes To Develop U-Tapao Hub 
Thai AirAsia is further expanding its newest hub at U-Tapao International Airport with the addition of a second wave of international and domestic flights.
Philippine Airlines Overhauls North American Network 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is preparing to reshuffle operations in the key North American market and is also considering adding another U.S. destination.
Air New Zealand Unveils New Flagship Lounge 
Air New Zealand has completed a new airport lounge for its Auckland hub, the largest step in a four-year NZ$100 million ($63 million) program to upgrade its lounge facilities in New Zealand and overseas.
Ismail Appointed As AirAsia X CEO 
The board of Malaysia-based LCC AirAsia X has confirmed Benyamin Ismail as the carrier’s CEO.
Cathay Addresses Rostering, Pilot-Fatigue Complaints 
Cathay Pacific plans to take action to improve its pilot-rostering practices, as some pilots express concerns about increasing workloads and fatigue.
Qantas Questions Virgin’s Plans For Tigerair 
Virgin Australia and Qantas are involved in a regulatory wrangle over Virgin’s application to serve international markets with its Tigerair LCC subsidiary.
Strikes Slow Passenger Processing At Australian Airports 
A series of strikes by customs and border control workers are causing disruption for travelers at Australian airports this week, as the standoff over a new contract escalates.
Singapore Authorities Clear Tigerair-Cebu Alliance 
Singapore’s competition watchdog has approved a partnership between LCCs Tigerair and Cebu Pacific in the Philippines-Singapore market, with the caveat that the two airlines agree to exclude certain routes they dominate.
AirAsia Seeks To Stabilize Share Prices With Buyback 
Malaysia-based LCC AirAsia is proposing a share-buyback initiative that will help dampen the dramatic swings in market value it has experienced this year.
Cebu Deliveries Will Boost Seats But Not Fleet Size 
According to Chief Executive Adviser Garry Kingshott, the carrier is due to receive two more A320s this year: one this month, and another in October.

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