Adrian Schofield

Auckland Bureau Chief

Auckland, New Zealand


Adrian is Auckland bureau chief for Aviation Week, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Adrian was previously based in Aviation Week’s Washington office for nine years, writing for a range of the group’s publications and covering many aspects of the commercial aviation industry. He has won Australasian and international awards for his aviation writing.

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 in 1992.



Daily Memo: Recovery Trajectories Differ For AirAsia Group Airlines

By Adrian Schofield Apr 06, 2021
The AirAsia group is something of a bellwether for the Southeast Asian airline industry considering its footprint in multiple countries. 
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Accelerates Phaseout Of Boeing 777-200s And -300s

By Adrian Schofield Apr 06, 2021
Japan Airlines (JAL) has advanced the retirement of its Boeing 777s in domestic configuration, phasing the aircraft out of its fleet a year earlier than expected.
Airlines & Lessors

New Zealand, Australia Confirm Two-Way Travel Bubble

By Adrian Schofield Apr 06, 2021
New Zealand and Australia will launch a quarantine-free travel bubble starting April 19, prompting airlines in both countries to dramatically ramp up flight schedules in this market.
Safety, Ops & Regulation