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
Hawaiian Considers New Maui, Mainland Routes 

Hawaiian Airlines is considering adding flights to Boston as it evaluates new destinations to add to its network, both in the inter-island market and on the U.S. mainland.

Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Target Strategic International Routes 
The two major airlines in the Philippines are seizing new opportunities offered by fleet changes and government rulings.
AIM Purchases Air New Zealand Interiors Business 
Altitude Aerospace Interiors Ltd. was set up as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air New Zealand in 2008.
Hawaiian Considers New Maui, Mainland Routes 
Boston is one of the long-haul mainland destinations that appeals to Hawaiian, Chief Commercial Officer Peter Ingram says.
ANA Considers Stake In Vietnam Airlines 
Vietnam Airlines is the latest potential investment target for All Nippon Airways, as the Japanese carrier continues its efforts to expand in overseas markets.
End Nears For Qantas 767 Fleet 
Qantas is in approaching the final stage of the phase-out of its long-serving Boeing 767 fleet, which is a major plank of its broader plan to increase fleet efficiency and reduce operating costs.
Air New Zealand Prepares To Expand 787-9 Fleet 

As Boeing 787-9 launch customer Air New Zealand prepares for further deliveries, it is switching the first aircraft to a longer international route.

The carrier expects to take delivery of its second -9 within the next few weeks, an airline spokeswoman says. Boeing has finished work on the aircraft, and is conducting test flights.

Emirates, Jetstar Strengthen Code-Share Links 

 Emirates is expanding its Asia-Pacific network by deepening its code-share ties with Jetstar carriers based in Australia and Singapore.

The relationship between Jetstar and Emirates is linked to the broader agreement between Emirates and Qantas: Qantas is the parent of low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar and part-owner of the Jetstar Asia franchise in Singapore. However, the Jetstar code-share routes are important to Emirates in their own right, particularly those in Southeast Asia.

Emirates, Jetstar Strengthen Code-Share Links 

Emirates is expanding its Asia-Pacific network by deepening its code-share ties with Jetstar carriers based in Australia and Singapore.

The relationship between Jetstar and Emirates is linked to the broader agreement between Emirates and Qantas: Qantas is the parent of low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar and part-owner of the Jetstar Asia franchise in Singapore. However, the Jetstar code-share routes are important to Emirates in their own right, particularly those in Southeast Asia.

Vivaaerobus Seeks To Add 22 Weekly Flights To DFW 

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Vivaaerobus plans to significantly beef up its U.S. presence with 22 weekly flights between four fast-growing Mexican destinations and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).

The Mexican LCC has applied to the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) for route authorities between Guadalajara, Cancun, Monterrey and San Jose del Cabo and DFW, with flights to begin operating in December. The carrier has secured the necessary approvals from Mexico’s civil aviation regulator.

Airlines Cut 747s From Asia-Pacific Networks 12
Boeing 747s face shrinking role on transpacific routes
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