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.

Runway, Curfew Talks Could Yield Growth For Narita 
Tokyo’s Narita International Airport is holding discussions with government and local organizations about long-term proposals to add capacity, including runway construction and easing curfew restrictions.
Hawaiian Adds 717s To Focus On Peak Traffic 

AUCKLAND—Hawaiian Airlines plans to boost its fleet of Boeing 717s in order to give it more peak-time capacity, and to cover for aircraft undergoing heavy maintenance.                                                                  

Malindo Adds Qatar As Interline Partner 
Malaysian carrier Malindo Air is continuing to expand its network via partnerships, introducing an interline agreement with Qatar Airways.
Singapore Airlines Adjusts Long-Haul Stopovers 
Singapore Airlines has made some notable tweaks to its long-haul network, adding a few nonstop routes and changing some stopover points.
Virgin Australia To Introduce Onboard Internet 
Virgin Australia plans to install Internet on its aircraft, following closely behind its local rival Qantas.
Malaysia Airports Tackles Penang Flooding Concerns 
Malaysia’s airport authority is taking steps to prevent a recurrence of the flooding that affected the country’s third-largest airport in Penang this week.
Vanilla Builds Taipei Operation With Vietnam Route 
Japanese LCC Vanilla Air has taken a major step in its effort to develop Taipei, Taiwan, as a focus city, launching its first international one-stop flight beyond Taipei.
Cathay’s A350s To Fly Longer Routes Soon 
Cathay Pacific is starting to build up its Airbus A350-900 fleet, as it prepares for the aircraft’s long-haul debut later this year.
AirAsia To Lease 30% Of A321neo Order 
AirAsia has confirmed that a significant proportion of its latest major Airbus narrowbody aircraft order will be allocated to its leasing subsidiary.
AirAsia Order Marks Emphatic Return To Growth Mode 
Adding larger Airbus A321neos represents a slight shift for AirAsia, but underlines confidence in its business model.
AirAsia Quashes China JV, Hong Kong Exchange Rumors 
AirAsia has moved to distance itself from market speculation that it is considering a joint venture (JV) in China or a dual listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
LOT Plans Further Expansion In Asia 
LOT Polish Airlines is working to build up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with its own flights and through partnerships with other carriers.
Air Niugini Targets China Flights 
Papua New Guinean airline Air Niugini is planning to launch flights to the Chinese mainland, after the signing of a new aviation agreement between the two countries.
LCC Air Seoul To Debut With Domestic Flight 
Asiana’s new LCC subsidiary, Air Seoul, is scheduled to start flying next week.
Tigerair To Replace A320 Fleet With 737s 
Virgin Australia has revealed that its Tigerair LCC subsidiary will phase out all of its Airbus A320s over the next three years and replace them with Boeing 737s.

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