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.

Articles
Larger Narrowbodies Spur Growth For Vietnamese Carriers  2
New-generation narrowbody aircraft, led by A321neos, are beginning to arrive in Vietnam as local airlines tap into strong demand.
South Korea’s Jin Air Keeps Operating License 
South Korea’s aviation regulator has decided it will not revoke the license of Jin Air because of violations of citizenship rules, but some restrictions will still be applied to the carrier.
Vietnam Airlines 1H 2018 Profit Up 87% 
Vietnam Airlines reported strong profit growth for the first half of 2018, and the carrier is also making progress on plans to increase productivity and reduce staff numbers.
Korean Air Posts Wider 2Q Net Loss As Fuel Costs Rise 
Higher fuel costs and deeper foreign exchange losses offset rising revenue for Korean Air, sending the carrier deeper into the red for the second quarter.
Revenue Strength Helps Asiana Reduce 2Q Loss 
Asiana Airlines managed to cut its net loss significantly in the second quarter, thanks partly to the carrier’s revenue rising to record levels during the period.
Long-haul LCCs Gain Momentum 
Airlines around the world are wising up to the potential for low-cost long-haul travel, with Asian operators leading the way.
Thai Narrows 2Q Net Loss As Cost Pressure Grows 
Thai Airways managed to cut its net loss significantly in the second quarter, despite its revenue growth not keeping pace with rising costs.
Cathay Prepares To Ramp-Up Airbus A350-1000 Deliveries 
Cathay Pacific plans to boost its fleet with 17 more widebody deliveries by the end of next year, primarily consisting of Airbus A350-1000s.
Hawaiian Airlines CEO Outlines Plans For Boeing 787s 
With its first 787 delivery three years away, Hawaiian is already making preparations and considering where the new aircraft can be deployed.
Cathay: Transformation Still On Course Despite 1H Loss 
Cathay Pacific significantly narrowed its loss for the six months through June 30, and the airline signaled its multi-year recovery and restructuring effort remains on track.
Korean Air To Add Boston Route To Delta JV 
Korean Air is boosting its already extensive U.S. network with a new route to Boston next year, which will also strengthen its transpacific joint venture (JV) with Delta Air Lines.
Hawaiian CEO Outlines 787 Deployment Strategy 
Hawaiian Airlines intends to use the Boeing 787s from its latest order to up gauge high-demand routes in its existing network, as well as opening new long-haul destinations, according to CEO Peter Ingram.
Jetstar Japan Will Not Venture Into Long-Haul, CEO Says 
Jetstar Japan is unlikely to follow the recent trend of LCCs adding widebody aircraft and entering long-haul markets, said the Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans.
China Eastern, Japan Airlines Plan Joint Venture 
China Eastern Airlines and Japan Airlines said they will apply to cooperate in international and domestic operations under a joint business arrangement.
Tigerair Continues Transition To All-Boeing 737 Fleet 
Tigerair Australia is taking another step in its transition from Airbus A320s to Boeing 737s, and intends to complete the process over the next few years.
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