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.

Cebu Pacific Targets Long-Haul Expansion 
Like many other large Asian LCCs, Cebu is turning to the long-haul market for new opportunities.
Air New Zealand Prepares To Expand 787-9 Fleet 
The carrier expects to take delivery of its second -9 within the next few weeks, an airline spokeswoman says.
Vietnam Airlines Receives Go-Ahead For IPO 
The Vietnamese government has approved plans for a partial privatization of Vietnam Airlines, with the share float set to occur in November.
The long-signaled move calls for 25% of the carrier to be sold—a 20% stake to be sold to one or more strategic investors and a 5% stake made available to the public and employees.
Vietnam Airlines Receives Go-Ahead For IPO 
The long-signaled move calls for 25% of the carrier to be sold—a 20% stake to be sold to one or more strategic investors and a 5% stake made available to the public and employees.
Qantas Expands Canadian Access With WestJet Deal 
The code share, due to take effect beginning Oct. 15, represents the latest step in Qantas’ drive to strengthen its reach through partnerships with other carriers.
Air New Zealand Ramps Up North American Network 
The carrier will add a seasonal third daily flight to its Auckland-Los Angeles route, flying Boeing 777-200ERs.
Scoot Schedule Signals First 787 Routes 
The 787s will operate on the routes from March 29, according to Scoot’s just-released summer 2015 schedule.
Jetstar Expands Australia-New Zealand Network 
Jetstar will introduce three-times-weekly service from Australia’s popular Gold Coast beach resort to New Zealand destinations Wellington and Queenstown.
Nok, Scoot Align Thai Operations More Closely 
Low-cost carriers (LCCs) Nok Air and Scoot have taken a major step in their increasingly close relationship with the launch of interline flights and the co-location of their Bangkok operations. The interline arrangement gives Singapore-based long-haul LCC Scoot important feed to its Bangkok flights. It also allows Nok to expand its network offering beyond the short-haul domestic flights it offers with its own aircraft.


Government Restructuring Plan To Reshape 
Malaysia Airlines’ state owner sets agenda for sweeping changes
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