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.

Hawaiian Wants Quick Ruling On Haneda Slot Request 
Hawaiian Airlines is asking the Transportation Department (DOT) to grant it a new nighttime slot award for Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, on the grounds that other U.S. carriers seeking slots have not asked for the sole nighttime allocation.
Tigerair Achieves Breakeven Before SIA Takeover 
Singapore-based LCC Tigerair has managed to return to the black as it reports its last fiscal year before being fully taken over by Singapore Airlines.
AirAsia Pushes For LCC Terminal At Kota Kinabalu 
AirAsia says increased airport costs at important Malaysian regional center Kota Kinabalu have contributed to the suspension of one of its flights, underlining the carrier’s call for a dedicated LCC terminal.
Air New Zealand: Capacity Growth Poses Yield Challenge 
Air New Zealand says earnings may come under pressure in its next fiscal year, due to increased competition in some of its international markets and reduced foreign exchange hedges.
Market Weakness Prompts Virgin Australia Capacity Cut 
Virgin Australia is cutting capacity for the three months through June 30 in response to concerns about flagging demand in its home market.
Australian Industry Groups Urge ATM Privatization 
A coalition of Australian aviation groups is calling for the government to privatize the country’s air traffic management (ATM) organization, following the Nav Canada model.
All Nippon Airways Reaps Reward From Expansion 
A strategy of rapid international growth is continuing to pay off for All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA), helping the company double its annual net profit.
Profit Surge Continues For Japan Airlines 
Japan Airlines (JAL) has underlined its remarkable rebound since its emergence from bankruptcy protection by raising annual net profit to ¥174.4 billion ($1.6 billion).
Cathay Seeks To Settle Long-Running Pilot Dispute 
As Cathay Pacific Airways begins a new round of contract talks with its pilots union, the airline has stressed the importance of resolving their long-running labor dispute by the end of May.
ANA Granted Majority Of New Haneda-U.S. Slots 
Japanese authorities have awarded All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines new daytime slots to serve the U.S. from Tokyo Haneda Airport, with ANA receiving more than JAL.
Airline Partners Plan Jetstar Pacific Investment 
Vietnam Airlines and Qantas Airways have agreed to invest a combined $139 million in Vietnamese joint-venture LCC Jetstar Pacific to fund planned fleet growth.
New A320s Signal Expansion For Japan’s Vanilla Air 
Japanese LCC Vanilla Air is entering a growth phase this year with the delivery of additional Airbus A320s and plans for new routes.
Aircraft Modifications Delay Hawaiian Freighter Service 

Hawaiian Airlines has confirmed it is encountering delays as it readies its proposed turboprop freighter operation for launch.                                                                       

Scoot Confirms First Indian Routes 

Singapore-based LCC Scoot has confirmed its first three destinations in India will be Amritsar, Chennai and Jaipur. The carrier had indicated it would announce its India service this month and was believed to be targeting these three cities (Aviation Daily, April 4). The Chennai and Amritsar flights are due to begin May 24, with Jaipur service starting Oct. 2. All will use Boeing 787s. Chennai is the only one of the three cities already served by other Singapore Airlines Group carriers.

Hawaiian Airlines Kicks Off A330 Fleet Upgrade 
Hawaiian Airlines is adding new capabilities to its fleet this year, as it begins reconfiguring its Airbus A330s and prepares to introduce ATR 72 freighters.

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