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.

ANA To Serve JFK, ORD From Haneda Airport 
All Nippon Airways has confirmed it will use new slot awards at Tokyo Haneda Airport to transfer two of its U.S. flights that currently are served from Tokyo Narita Airport.
Singapore Airlines Subsidiaries Reverse Parent’s Losses 
Dramatic improvements from Singapore Airlines’ subsidiary carriers—particularly Scoot—have helped to offset the parent carrier’s revenue weakness and deepening losses in its cargo unit.
Allegiant Buys More A319s From Cebu Pacific 

Philippine LCC Cebu Pacific has reached an agreement to sell four more Airbus A319s to U.S. carrier Allegiant Air.                                                                       

Jin Air Targets Growth With 737, 777 Additions 
South Korean carrier Jin Air is poised to add more narrow- and widebody aircraft to its fleet over the next few months, and expects further increases in 2017.
Air New Zealand Paying $35 Million To Settle Class Action 

Air New Zealand has agreed to a settlement in a U.S. class-action lawsuit against several airlines accused of price fixing in their cargo operations.

Hawaiian Targets Greater Oceanic Flight Efficiency 
AUCKLAND--Hawaiian Airlines plans to make increased use of optimized flight procedures it demonstrated on a recent scheduled flight between Auckland and Honolulu.
ATR Targets Japanese Turboprop Market 
European-based turboprop maker ATR predicts there will be demand for about 100 turboprops in Japan through 2025, and the manufacturer aims to win 70% of these sales opportunities.
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).

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