Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Australian border officials plan further airport strikes 
Australia’s airport customs and immigration officials are planning a strike July 1, a move expected to cause significant disruption to international passenger arrivals at major airports.
Japanese carriers grow 787 fleets with -9 deliveries 
Japan Airlines (JAL) is due to begin operating its first Boeing 787-9 next week, as JAL and its rival All Nippon Airways (ANA) continue to build their 787 fleets.
Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800
Fiji Airways names Viljoen as CEO 
South African Airlines veteran Andre Viljoen, who currently heads Air Mauritius, has been selected by Fiji Airways as its next CEO and managing director.
Jetstar A320
Jetstar to establish turboprop fleet for new regional flights 
Qantas low-cost subsidiary Jetstar is launching its first turboprop operation, as it plans to begin flying regional routes in New Zealand.
Cathay Pacific A340-300
Cathay Pacific names new leader for rebounding cargo unit
Cathay Pacific is changing the leadership of its cargo operation, as the carrier continues to benefit from improving performance in this major sector of its business.
Air New Zealand 787-9
Air New Zealand, Air India ink codeshare deal 
Air New Zealand and Air India have reached a codeshare agreement that will see the airlines connect their networks primarily via Australian gateways.
Qantas 737-800
Domestic cabotage proposal fades in Australia 
It appears increasingly unlikely that Australian lawmakers will support a proposal to allow foreign carriers to serve domestic markets in the north of the country.
ANA tails
ANA to launch MRO joint venture 
All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA) has established a joint venture (JV) with several other major companies to set up a new MRO operation in Okinawa, Japan.
Cathay Pacific A330-300
Cathay Pacific wants further talks with attendants union 
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said talks will continue with its flight attendants union, which is threatening to escalate industrial action over certain contract issues it wants addressed.
Cathay Pacific Airways A330-300
Cathay Pacific pilot deal may end work-to-rule 
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has reached a tentative contract deal with its pilot group that appears likely to end the pilots’ five-month work-to-rule campaign.
ANA Boeing 767-300
Japanese carriers may see healthier profits 
Japan’s two major airlines expect to remain strongly profitable as they enter a new fiscal year, although while All Nippon Airways (ANA) predicts a gain for the period, Japan Airlines (JAL) is forecasting a slight drop in net income.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X Targets Hawaii, Europe flights by year end 
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia X is following through on its previous signals that Hawaii and Europe routes will be added to its network as part of its new business plan.
Australian airlines agree to change cockpit policies 
At the instigation of the government, Australian airlines are changing their rules to ensure two crew members are in the cockpit at all times for most commercial flights.
Jetstar A320
Qantas gains contract approval from Jetstar labor groups 
Two more employee units of Qantas subsidiary Jetstar have accepted new contract deals, as the Qantas Group attempts to impose new working conditions and an 18-month pay freeze on all its workers.
Qantas A380
Competition watchdog opposes Qantas-China Eastern deal 
Australian regulators have signaled they will not approve plans for Qantas and China Eastern to form a closer partnership, likely derailing the airlines’ strategy to strengthen their positions in the Australia-China market.

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