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Adrian Schofield

Senior Air Transport Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Adrian is a senior air transport editor 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.

Qantas And Virgin Australia Each Gain One Haneda Slot 
Australian authorities have confirmed they will grant one slot each to Qantas and Virgin Australia for service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
Korean Air Pulls Back From Weak Japan Market 
Korean Air has dramatically reduced its Japanese network due to a plunge in demand for travel between the two countries, although it is ready to restore services if the market rebounds.
Peach Adds Narita Base Following Vanilla Merger 
Japanese LCC Peach has established an aircraft and crew base at Tokyo Narita Airport, as the carrier reorganizes its operations after merging with Vanilla Air.
Qantas International Revenues Rise As Competitors Cut Capacity 
Qantas reported stronger demand in its international market for the three months through September, despite a drop-off in the Hong Kong market in recent months.
Korean Air To Debut Inflight Wi-Fi On New Aircraft Deliveries 
Aircraft deliveries due in 2020 will start the next phase of Korean Air’s fleet renewal and will also allow the airline to begin introducing an onboard Wi-Fi product.
Hawaiian Airlines, JAL Seek To Address DOT’s ATI Concerns 
Hawaiian Airlines is putting together arguments it hopes will convince U.S. authorities to reverse an earlier ruling and allow the airline to form a joint venture with Japan Airlines (JAL).
Air New Zealand Reveals Newark Route, Cuts London Service 
Air New Zealand has announced it will launch nonstop flights to New York in October next year, and at the same time will cut its long-running Los Angeles-London service.
Qantas Moves Closer To Project Sunrise Decision  1
Qantas completes the first trial flight of its proposed “Project Sunrise” ultra-long-haul services, but is yet to decide to officially launch such routes.
Airline Industry Sees Constrained Pilot Supply, But No Crisis  6
While commercial airlines, in general, are facing a pilot shortage worldwide, the situation varies greatly across regions.
Air Tahiti Nui Fleet Transition Yields Advantages, CEO Says 
Air Tahiti Nui (ATN) has completed the transition of its widebody fleet from Airbus A340s to Boeing 787-9s, and the carrier anticipates significant operational benefits from the switch.
Korean Air Shifts Focus As Japanese Market Falters 
Korean Air is adding more capacity to certain markets in its upcoming winter schedule season, as falling demand on its Japanese routes prompts it to expand elsewhere.
After Trial Flight, Qantas Considers Project Sunrise Launch Decision 
While Qantas has completed the first trial flight of its proposed ultra-long-haul services known as Project Sunrise, the Australian airline continues to stress it has still yet to make a decision whether to officially launch such routes.
Air New Zealand To Introduce Mid-Tier Economy-Class Seating 
Air New Zealand plans to add a new cabin class that will essentially fill a niche between standard economy and premium economy products.
Australasian Airlines Play Major Role In Long-Haul Growth 
Airlines from Australasia are gaining an increasing share of the world’s longest-range routes, thanks to the capabilities of new-generation aircraft types.
Swiss Cancels 100 Flights Amidst A220 Engine Inspections 
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) canceled around 100 flights Oct. 15 and 16 after the carrier decided to return its entire fleet of 28 Airbus A220s to home base for engine inspections following a third engine-related diversion on Oct. 15.

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