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.

Korean And Delta Seek Joint-Venture Approval 
The two airlines already have antitrust immunity in the U.S., which was granted in 2002.
Sale Talks Continue For AAC 
AirAsia senior executives appear increasingly confident about achieving a deal to sell all or part of the carrier’s aircraft leasing unit.
Low-Cost Carriers Seek To Expand Leasing Role 
LCC-owned lessors are targeting third-party business as the next phase of their evolution.
Air New Zealand Veteran Takes On Wizz Air Role 

Air New Zealand senior executive Stephen Jones is leaving the airline to take up the deputy CEO position at European LCC Wizz Air.

Cebu Pacific Lobbies For Tokyo Haneda Access 

Cebu Pacific is aiming to boost its services in the busy Philippines-Japan market.

Cathay Reports Continued Passenger Market Weakness 
Cathay Pacific says lackluster June results are a further indication of its challenging operating environment this year.
New Korean Regional To Launch With CRJ-200 
Startup South Korean regional carrier Air Pohang has unveiled its first aircraft, and plans to add two more by the end of this year.
Cathay Eyes Accelerating Efficiency Gains From A350s  42
Cathay Pacific expects its growing fleet of Airbus A350s, coupled with the retirement of older aircraft, will boost fuel efficiency and emissions reduction.
Court Dismisses Appeal By Air New Zealand Pilot Union 
New Zealand’s major pilots union has failed to overturn a court ruling in a long-running pay dispute with Air New Zealand.
Vietnam Airlines Achieves First-Half Profit Growth 

Vietnam Airlines is on track to achieve its profitability goals this year, with strong gains in cargo and passenger traffic for the first half of the year.

The carrier reported a pretax profit of 830 billion dong ($36.5 million) for the six months through June, which it said represented 51% of its full-year target. Revenue for the period was estimated at 43 trillion dong, a year-over-year increase of 18%.

Hawaiian Achieves Strong Traffic, Capacity Hikes 
Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to enjoy healthy demand growth, with solid gains in the first half of the year spurred by a strong second quarter.
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JAL Reveals More International Moves For 2017 
Japan Airlines is adding another flight to the important Tokyo-London market, in addition to other changes it is making to fill out international growth plans for this year.
Thng Named New Vistara CEO 
Leslie Thng is chief commercial officer of SIA subsidiary Budget Aviation Holdings, which is the umbrella company for LCCs Scoot and Tigerair.
Virgin Australia Eyes New Samoan Services 
Virgin Australia is considering launching its own service to Samoa after its joint venture with the Samoan government is terminated in November.
Air New Zealand Unveils Passport-Scanning Feature 
This will mean passengers will not have to manually enter passport information.
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