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.

China Eastern To Introduce Auckland Flights 
The airline will operate nonstop flights from Shanghai to Auckland International Airport between Dec. 9 and March 28, using Airbus A330-200s.
ANA, PAL Reach Codeshare Agreement 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has signed a partnership deal with Philippine Airlines (PAL), which will see them codesharing in the important Japan-Philippines market.
Virgin Australia Boosts Delta, SAA Code Shares 
The Australian carrier is following a long-established strategy of building up its international network primarily through partnerships with other airlines.
Qantas Engineers Expected To Accept Wage-Freeze Deal 
The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) has reached a tentative deal with Qantas over the contract proposal and will put it to ballot next week.
JAL Customer Data Stolen In Major Cybersecurity Breach 

Japan Airlines has discovered that a cyberattack may have led to the theft of up to 750,000 customer details from its computer systems. 

The carrier says that “approximately 110,000 pieces of customer data may have been compromised,” although this number could increase to 750,000 if outbound data were sent in a compressed format. The data pertain to JAL Mileage Bank members.

V Air To Become Second Taiwan-based LCC 

Taiwanese low-cost carrier (LCC) V Air plans to begin operations with two international routes by the end of this year, part of the emergin LCC sector in this country. 

V Air will be the second Taiwan-based LCC, following the first flight of Tigerair Taiwan on Sept. 26. The airlines are both being launched by larger Taiwan carriers, with V Air a subsidiary of TransAsia Airways, and Tigerair Taiwan a joint venture majority owned by China Airlines.

Menke To Join Hawaiian Airlines As COO 

Hawaiian Airlines has named North American airline industry veteran Sean Menke as its new chief operating officer, effective Oct. 20. Menke has held several high-profile senior roles at various airlines, most notably as president and CEO of Frontier Airlines before the carrier’s acquisition by Republic Airways in 2009. At Republic, Menke also served as a senior executive following the acquisition and then became CEO of Pinnacle Airlines Corp, the parent of Pinnacle, Mesaba and Colgan Air.

Qantas Boosts U.S. Service With A380 Flights To DFW 
The carrier is upgauging its Sydney-Dallas flights to A380s from Boeing 747-400s, with the first of the larger aircraft flights departing Sydney on Sept. 29.
V Air To Become Second Taiwan-based LCC 
Taiwanese low-cost carrier (LCC) V Air plans to begin operations with two international routes by the end of this year, part of the emergin LCC sector in this country.
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