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.

Why Cebu Pacific Is Pursuing Long-haul Ambitions 
Widebody and turboprop fleets will play a major role as Cebu Pacific pursues new market opportunities.
Philippine Airlines Puts Faith In Premium Product 
With a new management team in place, Philippine Airlines is strengthening its focus on premium services and on its important long-haul markets such as North America.
Nok Adds Vietnam Routes Thanks To Fleet Growth 
Thai LCC Nok Air continues to build its international network, taking delivery of more Boeing 737s.
Reports Cite Pilot Secondment By Malaysia Airlines 
Although various media outlets are citing new details of Malaysia Airlines’ pilot-secondment program, the airline is declining to confirm these reports.
United, Air NZ Plan Closer Transpacific Cooperation 
United Airlines is planning to launch a new route, from San Francisco to Auckland, and intends to form a closer commercial partnership with Air New Zealand on the U.S.-New Zealand market.
Jetstar Adds New Pacific Island Service 
Australia-based LCC Jetstar Airways is boosting both its Pacific Island and New Zealand international networks with the planned launch of flights to Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands.
AirAsia Japan Gains Operating Certificate 

Japanese regulators have granted approval for a new AirAsia LCC joint venture (JV), which plans to launch international and domestic routes from Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport in spring 2016.

Australia’s ANSP Examines Aireon Potential 

Airservices Australia is the latest air navigation service provider (ANSP) to seriously consider using the Aireon satellite-based surveillance network when it becomes available.

AirAsia Group Steps In To Help Indonesian Franchise 

AirAsia is taking steps to reduce the debt owed by its Indonesian joint venture (JV) to meet a government ultimatum, especially in light of signs of a possible merger between Indonesia’s two AirAsia franchises.

Why Sustainability Is Good Business For Airlines 
Airlines such as Air New Zealand realize that long-term success means paying more attention to the well-being of the communities they serve, even beyond standard environmental concerns.
Airport, Government End Terminal Standoff With AirAsia 
Malaysia’s airport operator has issued an ultimatum to LCC AirAsia regarding a dispute over whether the carrier will transfer terminals at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Sabah.
Two ANA Executives Join Skymark Board; Codeshare In Plans 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is lending management expertise to troubled Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines, though details of the pair’s codesharing arrangement have not yet been fleshed out.
Skymark Airlines Appoints New Leadership 
Japan’s Skymark Airlines has named its new leadership team, which is headed by representatives of two of the companies that are bailing out the troubled carrier.
Thai AirAsia Adds More Routes To Develop U-Tapao Hub 
Thai AirAsia is further expanding its newest hub at U-Tapao International Airport with the addition of a second wave of international and domestic flights.
Philippine Airlines Overhauls North American Network 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is preparing to reshuffle operations in the key North American market and is also considering adding another U.S. destination.

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