Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Vietjet Airbus A321
Vietjet posts nearly 7% profit in 1Q 
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet has taken the first step toward meeting its ambitious 2017 financial goals by posting a 6.8% profit improvement for the first quarter.
Boeing bullish on 737 MAX for Asian LCC market 
Boeing is confident its 737 MAX family will have further sales success with low-cost carrier (LCCs) in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly versions with higher capacity and density.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900
Cathay Pacific names new CEO in leadership shuffle 
Cathay Pacific parent Swire Pacific has named senior executive Rupert Hogg to replace the Hong Kong flag carrier’s current CEO Ivan Chu as part of a major leadership reshuffle.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia inks JV agreement to launch LCC in Vietnam 
AirAsia has signaled that Vietnam will be its next target for Southeast Asian market penetration, after signing a deal to set up a joint-venture franchise in that country.
Alaska execs: Virgin merger to bring greater than expected synergies 
Alaska Air Group has dramatically boosted the cost and revenue benefits it expects to realize from the integration of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America.
Rendering of 737 MAX in Garuda Indonesia livery
Garuda Indonesia to take first Boeing 737 MAX in 4Q 
Garuda Indonesia is establishing new-generation narrowbody aircraft fleets this year, as the group receives its first Boeing 737 MAX, and also adds Airbus A320neos.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER.
Virgin Australia extends Mainland China network 

Virgin Australia’s launch of a flight to Hong Kong will dramatically expand its Chinese mainland network thanks to its prospective partnership with China’s HNA Group.

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777-300ER
Garuda Indonesia reports 88% net profit drop for 2016 
Garuda Indonesia’s full-year 2016 net profit dropped 88% to $9.4 million, compared to $78 million in 2015.
Rex Saab 340
Australia’s Rex grounds six Saab 340s following propeller incident 
Australian turboprop operator Regional Express Holdings (Rex) has grounded six of its Saab 340s for checks, in response to the loss of an aircraft’s propeller while inflight.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300
Cathay Pacific reports $74 million net loss in 2016 
Cathay Pacific has blamed increasing competition from direct flights to mainland China as a major factor in its first full-year net loss since 2008.
Rendering of A321neo in Cebu Pacific livery
Cebu Pacific makes plans for further A321neo delays 
Philippines-based low-cost carrier LCC Cebu Pacific is making contingency plans to handle potential further delays to its Airbus A321neo deliveries, which could disrupt the carrier’s fleet and network strategy.
Peach A320
Japan’s Peach suspends two Narita routes 
Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation will cut two of its routes from Tokyo Narita Airport, as heavy competition prevented the flights from meeting demand expectations.
AirAsia A320neo
AirAsia speeds up A320neo deliveries this year 
AirAsia has accelerated its planned deliveries of Airbus A320neos this year, as the low-cost carrier (LCC) group targets a resumption of fleet growth.
Cathay Pacific A350-900
Air New Zealand, Cathay extend partnership 
Air New Zealand and Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific have extended their strategic partnership deal for another five years, and Cathay has announced a new route to New Zealand.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER
Virgin Australia cancels Abu Dhabi service 
Virgin Australia is canceling its planned route from Perth, Australia, to Abu Dhabi, which leaves the airline with no flights of its own to the main hub of strategic partner Etihad Airways.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 19, 2017

Flying long haul with Norwegian

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Apr 14, 2017

US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

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Apr 11, 2017

Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
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