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.

JAL To Introduce Upgraded 777s On Hawaii Routes 
Japan Airlines (JAL) intends to use newly reconfigured widebody aircraft to improve its premium offering in the highly contested Japan–Hawaii market.
787 Engine Checks Cause ANA Cancellations 
More flight cancellations will be required—possibly about 10 per day, at least through the end of September.
Turnaround Encourages Expansion For Thai Carriers 
While very few are profitable yet, the financial situation of Thai-based airlines is generally improving, allowing them to expand to meet growing demand.
Qantas Profit Gain Spurs Fleet Initiatives 
Record profits announced by Qantas Airways are supporting the carrier’s planned investments in onboard connectivity, fleet upgrades and further growth in Asia.
Fleet Changes Boost Air NZ Premium Capacity 
Air New Zealand plans to launch a cabin-refurbishment program for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet, and is also expanding premium classes in its upcoming 787-9 deliveries.
Scoot To Boost Athens Route With One-Stop Markets 
Singapore LCC Scoot will be looking to its own network and those of its partners to help fill its proposed Athens service, although it has yet to make any deals for feed from Europe.
First A320neos Will Expand Thai AirAsia Fleet 
AirAsia’s Thai affiliate intends to grow its fleet and international network in the second half of this year, taking advantage of continued strong financial results.
Cathay Outlines Impressive Widebody Order Backlog 
Cathay Pacific has 71 widebody aircraft remaining on order through 2024, the carrier reported this week.
Cathay Pacific Nears 747-400, A340 Exits 
Retirements and new deliveries are accelerating the modernization of Cathay’s passenger and cargo fleets, according to the carrier’s latest fleet update.
Narita Targets Ambitious Capacity Additions 
Plans for curfew changes and runway construction could yield more flights for Tokyo’s main international gateway.
Scoot Confirms Athens As First European Foray 
Scoot intends to introduce four weekly Singapore–Athens services on June 20.
New Deliveries Boost Korean Air’s Fleet Upgrade 
Korean Air is making steady progress toward modernizing its fleet, with an influx of freighters soon expected to follow the recent arrival of new passenger widebody aircraft.
Japan Airlines Sticks With Cautious Growth Model  1
Capacity constraint has been a constant factor in Japan Airlines’ dramatic return to profitability in recent years. So it is no surprise that the airline plans to continue a conservative growth strategy, even after expansion restrictions are lifted by regulators.
Indonesia Upgrade Presents Opportunity For Garuda 
Indonesia’s transport ministry says the FAA has upgraded the country to a Category 1 safety rating, which will clear the way for Garuda Indonesia to resume flights to the U.S.
Malindo Looks To Stretch Long-Haul Network 
Malindo is not commenting on its Jeddah strategy, but its application could indicate plans to add widebody aircraft.

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