Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Air New Zealand A320
Air New Zealand posts record net profit in 2Q
Air New Zealand has continued its run of strong financial results with a record net profit of NZ$463 million ($328 million) for the fiscal year through June 30, up 42% from the previous year.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia net profit up 41% in 2Q
Malaysia-based AirAsia achieved a net profit of MYR341.9 million ($84.5 million) for the second quarter, up 41% from net profit of MYR243 million in the previous year.
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Qantas reports record annual profit
Qantas reported a net profit of 1 billion Australian dollars ($760 million) for the fiscal year through June 30, a record for the carrier and an increase of more than 80% from the previous year.
Rendering of A320neo in AirAsia livery
Thai AirAsia to expand fleet with first A320neos 
Malaysia-based AirAsia’s Thai affiliate intends to grow its fleet and international network in the second half of this year, taking advantage of continued strong financial results.
Cathay Pacific A350-900
Cathay Pacific: 71 widebody aircraft on order
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has 71 widebody aircraft remaining on order through 2024, the carrier reported this week.
Cathay Pacific A330-300
Cathay Pacific 1H profits hit by weaker revenue
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific saw its net profit drop to HK$353 million ($45 million) for the six months through June 30, compared to a profit of just under HK$2 billion in the same period last year.
Korean Air A330-300
Korean Air widens net losses in 2Q
Korean Air reported a second-quarter net loss of KRW251 billion ($216 million), deepened from a net loss of KRW169 billion in the year-ago quarter, despite an improvement in operating profit.
Malindo Air Boeing 737-900
Malaysia’s Malindo Air to increase long-haul network 
Malaysia’s Malindo Air has been approved to operate Saudi Arabia flights, which would be the carrier’s longest yet.
Tokyo Haneda Airport
Tokyo Haneda slots plan moves forward
Efforts to ease air traffic restrictions over Tokyo are gaining momentum, potentially opening the way for a significant increase in international slots at Tokyo Haneda Airport.
Virgin Australia 777-300ERs
Virgin Australia plans first route to China
Virgin Australia has begun detailed planning for its first routes to China, which it plans to launch in 2017.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X wants to increase Australia access 
Indonesian low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X (AAX) wants further relaxation of flight limits on routes from Malaysia to Australia, as the LCC sees this market as one of its major growth oportunities.
ANA aircraft
ANA net profit falls 20% in fiscal 1Q on earthquakes, terrorism
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) reported a net profit of ¥6.6 billion ($65.2 million) in the fiscal first quarter, down 20%, mainly because of earthquakes in southern Japan and concerns about terrorist attacks in Europe.
Garuda Indonesia sinks into red despite network growth
Garuda Indonesia reported a net loss of $63.2 million for the six months through June 30, reversed from a $29.3 million profit a year earlier.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia forecasts losses on restructuring costs 
While Virgin Australia remains a popular investment option for overseas airlines, the carrier is set to report a significant net loss due to restructuring costs.
Japan Airlines Boeing 767-300
Japan Airlines reports 55% profit drop for June quarter 
Japan Airlines (JAL) saw its net profit decline 55% to ¥14.7 billion yen ($143.6 million) in the three months through June 30, partly because of earthquakes in Kyushu and weakness in many global markets.
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