Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Etihad Boeing 777-300ER
Australia signs new agreement with UAE to increase flights 
Australia has signed a new air services agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that increases flights between the two countries, although the UAE carriers are far more likely to use the additional frequencies.
AAPA highlights turboprop safety
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has introduced a safety forum specifically for turboprop operators, a move prompted by the growing interest in these aircraft by Asian carriers.
AAPA: Asian Airlines profits up despite slowing cargo market
Despite continued concern over a slowing cargo market, Asia-Pacific airlines are likely to record their highest-ever collective profit this year, according to the region’s main industry group.
American Airlines Boeing 787-8
American Airlines to launch New Zealand service 
American Airlines plans to launch service to New Zealand in June 2016, the latest move by US carriers as they boost their presence in the Australasian market.
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa apply to operate JV on key routes 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Lufthansa intend to form a revenue-sharing joint venture (JV) partnership, following the trend of major airlines aligning themselves more closely within global alliances.
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
Japan Airlines 1H net profit up 30% 
Japan Airlines (JAL) reported a net profit of ¥103.3 billion ($856.9 million) for the six months through Sept. 30, an increase of almost 30% from the prior year.
Garuda Indonesia 777-300ER in SkyTeam livery
Garuda Indonesia continues profit turnaround 
Garuda Indonesia reported a net profit of $51.4 million for the first nine months of 2015, reversed from a $220.1 million net loss in the year-ago quarter.
ANA Boeing 787
ANA half-year net profit up 50% on international growth 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) reported a net profit of ¥53.9 billion ($447.8 million) for the half-year to Sept. 30, a 50% increase from the same period a year earlier.
All Nippon Airways Boeing 767-300
ANA boosts European network with new codeshare partners 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has added three new codeshare partners—Brussels Airlines, Germanwings and Eurowings—to further boost its European network.
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Regulators approve AOC for AirAsia Japan 
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has approved an air operator’s certificate (AOC) for AirAsia’s revamped low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary AirAsia Japan.
AirAsia Group Steps In To Help Indonesian Franchise 
AirAsia is taking steps to reduce the debt owed by its Indonesian joint venture to meet a government ultimatum, as signs are also emerging that Indonesia’s two AirAsia franchises may merge.
Air New Zealand 787-9
Air New Zealand unveils sustainability development plan 
Air New Zealand has unveiled a sustainable development initiative that will place it among industry leaders.
Jetstar Boeing 787-8
Jetstar’s first Australia-China route approved 
Australian flag carrier Qantas has been given permission to operate between secondary markets in Australia and China, opening the way for a proposed Jetstar service from leisure destination Gold Coast to China’s Wuhan.
Thai AirAsia A320
Thai AirAsia set to open fifth base 
AirAsia’s Thai affiliate has confirmed plans to launch first flights from Thailand’s U-Tapao International Airport, which is set to become the growing airline’s fifth base.
AirAsia X cuts, defers A330ceo deliveries amid traffic slump 
Malaysia-based low cost carrier AirAsia X is deferring or cutting deliveries of Airbus A330ceo widebodies as it looks to curb growth and strengthen its financial performance.
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