Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800
Alaska Airlines increases Hawaii service with Sacramento-Kona route 
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines—fortifying its US west coast-Hawaii presence and ramping up competition in Northern California—plans to launch nonstop service between Sacramento and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) this December.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000
Cathay Pacific to introduce A350-1000 on Taipei route July 1
Cathay Pacific Airways plans to debut its first Airbus A350-1000 to commercial service on July 1, on the carrier’s route from Hong Kong to Taipei.
Korean Air Bombardier CS300
Korean Air to expand CSeries, 787 fleet this year 
Korean Air is on track to increase its Bombardier CSeries fleet to 10 aircraft this year, and is preparing to debut the type on short-haul international routes.
JAL eyes turboprop replacement for Hokkaido regional subsidiary 
Japan Airlines (JAL) Group is considering options to replace three Saab A340B turboprops at its Hokkaido Air System regional subsidiary.
NCA Boeing 747-8F
Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines suspends flights on maintenance issue
Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has temporarily halted all operations after it discovered a discrepancy in maintenance records for one of its freighters.
Hawaiian Airlines A321neo
Hawaiian Airlines, JAL seek to expand partnership
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have taken a major step to expand their partnership by applying to operate a revenue-sharing joint venture (JV) in the busy Hawaii-Japan market.
Air New Zealand A320
Air New Zealand to boost domestic fleet with Airbus jets
Air New Zealand is planning to increase the size of its domestic fleet by transferring Airbus A320s from its international operation, and is also considering ordering up to seven additional A321neos to use on domestic routes.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER
Virgin Australia CEO Borghetti to step down in 2020
Virgin Australia Group CEO John Borghetti has announced he will leave the carrier in 2020, which sharpens the focus on who will succeed him.
Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER
Cathay Pacific eyes possible future LCC
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has not ruled out establishing an LCC unit, although such a move would be very unlikely in the short-term, CEO Rupert Hogg said.
Rendering of Airbus A350-1000 in Cathay Pacific livery
Cathay Pacific set to take first A350-1000 for Washington DC route
Cathay Pacific Airways—which is preparing to take its first of 20 Airbus A350-1000s on June 19—is planning additional long-haul destinations that would be a good fit for the type.
IATA trials technology to speed passenger border processing
The airline industry is pushing for new technology and initiatives to streamline border processing for passengers, with trials underway at some airports.
Qantas Airbus A380
Qantas defers new long-haul routes until Perth Airport resolution
Qantas said it will not launch new international long-haul services from Australia’s Perth Airport until a dispute with the airport has been resolved.
Air New Zealand Boeing 777
Air New Zealand to use dry-leased 777s for grounded 787s
Air New Zealand expects that additional leased aircraft will enable it to fulfill its network plans despite having to ground some of its Boeing 787s because of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine problems.
Hawaiian Airlines A321neo
Hawaiian CEO: A321neo operations ‘absolutely great’ despite delivery delays
Hawaiian Airlines is pleased with the performance of its initial Airbus A321neos and expects to have 11 of the aircraft by the end of this year, CEO Peter Ingram said.
JAL targets hybrid model for new subsidiary airline
Japan Airlines (JAL) intends to experiment with different business models for the new hybrid subsidiary carrier it is planning to launch, JAL director Masaru Onishi said.
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