Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER
Virgin Australia to launch inflight internet 
Virgin Australia plans to install internet on its aircraft, following closely behind Qantas.
Cathay Pacific A350-900
Cathay Pacific A350s to fly longer routes 
Cathay Pacific Airways is starting to build up its Airbus A350-900 fleet, as it prepares for the aircraft’s long-haul debut later this year.
Vanilla Air A320
Japanese LCC Vanilla Air launches Vietnam route 
Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vanilla Air has taken a major step in its effort to develop Taipei as a focus city, launching its first international one-stop flight beyond Taipei.
Rendering of AirAsia A321neo
AirAsia will lease 30% of A321neo aircraft order 
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia has confirmed that a significant proportion of its latest major Airbus narrowbody aircraft order will be allocated to its leasing subsidiary.
Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific pilots reject agreement; work-to-rule continues 
A resolution to a long-running labor dispute has once again eluded Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways, with pilots narrowly voting down a tentative agreement.
Asiana’s new LCC Air Seoul to launch July 11 
South Korea-based Asiana Airlines’ new LCC subsidiary, Air Seoul, is scheduled to start flying next week.
Tigerair A320
Tigerair to switch out A320s for 737s 
Virgin Australia has revealed that its Tigerair low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary will phase out all of its Airbus A320s over the next three years and replace them with Boeing 737s.
Vanilla Air A320
Japan’s Vanilla Air looks to grow fleet, network 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Vanilla Air will add multiple new routes this year, thanks to the planned delivery of more narrowbody aircraft.
Virgin Australia A330-200
Virgin Australia cleared for China flights 
Australian regulators have approved Virgin Australia’s request for daily flights to Hong Kong and Beijing, which will be a key part of Virgin Australia’s new partnership with China’s HNA Group.
Virgin Australia 737
Virgin Australia aims for cash injection, fleet cuts 
Virgin Australia will shore up its balance sheet with a new share issue to investors, and will also make significant fleet cuts as part of a wider cost-reduction effort.
Rayani Air/Twitter
Malaysian regulators cancel Rayani Air AOC 
Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) revoked the air operator’s certificate (AOC) of low-cost carrier (LCC) startup Rayani Air on June 13 because of unresolved concerns and safety and organizational shortcomings.
Garuda CEO: Widebody negotiations continue 
Garuda Indonesia still intends to place firm orders for either Airbus A350 or Boeing 787, but is not yet ready to make a decision.
Air New Zealand: LAX transit needs improvement  3
Air New Zealand is holding discussions with US officials in an attempt to improve transit passenger processing times at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for the stopover on its Auckland-London flight.
JAL chairman Masaru Onishi
JAL will keep growth in check, Onishi says 
Japan Airlines (JAL) will continue to follow a conservative growth strategy, even after expansion restrictions are removed by regulators, according to chairman Masaru Onishi.
Malaysia Airlines establishes new holding company 
Malaysia Airlines has taken another important step in its reorganization by overhauling its corporate structure and creating a holding company for its main businesses.
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