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.

Airlines Differ Over Vanuatu Runway Concerns 
Assessments by airlines regarding the condition of the runway in Vanuatu’s main airport have resulted in some carriers suspending service, while others continue to fly there.
Pilot Issues Impeding Growth, Cathay Says 
Cathay Pacific Airways is signaling that an ongoing pilot labor dispute is partly to blame for delays to some network expansion plans this year.
AirAsia Plans Langkawi Hub Expansion 
AirAsia intends to further develop a hub operation on the Malaysian island of Langkawi by adding more international flights to the leisure gateway.
Hawaiian Targets Second Maui Destination 
Hawaiian Airlines intends to expand the network of its Ohana turboprop subsidiary, with Kapalua on the island of Maui set as its next destination.
IAM Members Approve Hawaiian Contract Deal 
The groups are IAM District 141, covering clerical, office, stores fleet and passenger services, and District 142, covering mechanics and inspectors, line servicemen, cleaners and contract services workers.
Dubai Route Latest To Be Axed By Malaysia Airlines 
The Malaysian carrier will end its daily Airbus A330-300 Dubai service on Feb. 15, and will instead codeshare on Emirates’ four daily flights on this route.
New Network Links To Follow ANA, Vietnam Airlines Deal 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Vietnam Airlines plan to codeshare on key routes and cooperate in other areas following ANA’s commitment to purchase a minority stake in the Vietnamese carrier.
A380s May Be On ANA’s Shopping List  13
All Nippon Airways is considering new orders, and this might prove to be a boon for Airbus’s sluggish A380 sales.
Asiana Expands Low-Cost Carrier Strategy  1
Air Seoul will be Asiana Airline’s second low-cost subsidiary, but the first to focus on international routes from the key market of Seoul.
SIA Makes Tiger Airways Offer Unconditional 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is moving closer to completing its full takeover of Singapore-based LCC Tiger Airways Holdings.
AirAsia Set To Reveal New Zealand Route 
The AirAsia Group is further boosting its presence in the Australasian market, with the expected announcement of a route to Auckland.
Qantas, American Await Partnership Approvals 
Regulatory delays are dragging out the approval process for the metal-neutral joint venture that Qantas and American Airlines want to introduce on flights between the U.S. and Australasia.
Last 777s To Leave Malaysia Airlines Fleet 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has confirmed that the suspension of its Paris and Amsterdam routes will allow it to retire its remaining Boeing 777-200ERs, and many of the pilots from this fleet will also be leaving the airline.
AirAsia To Sell $1 Billion In Medium-Term Notes 
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia is looking to ease concerns about ...
Vietjet Extends Domestic Reach With New Routes 
Rapidly growing LCC Vietjet is continuing to build its domestic network in Vietnam by branching out to additional secondary cities as it takes delivery of new aircraft.
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