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: Asia’s International Traffic Rebound Moving At A Snail’s Pace

By Adrian Schofield Jan 14, 2022
Asia-Pacific airlines are lagging those from other regions in terms of international traffic recovery, and the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant appears to be further stalling their progress.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Reduces Capacity, Citing Omicron Wave

By Adrian Schofield Jan 13, 2022
Qantas has significantly cut back its capacity plans as Australia grapples with soaring COVID-19 case numbers caused by the omicron variant.
Airports & Routes

International Rebound Remains Elusive For Asian Carriers

By Adrian Schofield Jan 13, 2022
Asia-Pacific international recovery significantly lags other regions.
Airports & Routes