Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Qantas, American drop bid to expand partnership 
Qantas Airways and American Airlines have dropped their application to expand their partnership in transpacific markets, following a tentative rejection by the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Malaysia Airlines A380
Malaysia Airlines’ A380 charter business plans progressing 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is planning to apply for a separate air operator’s certificate (AOC) for its proposed Airbus A380 charter unit, and may also announce a name for the entity soon.
Nok Air 737-800
Thailand’s Nok Air widens 3Q loss
Thailand low-cost carrier (LCC) Nok Air reported a consolidated third-quarter net loss of THB1.1 billion ($30.2 million), deepened from a loss of THB652.6 million in the same period last year.
Asiana Airlines A380
Asiana Airlines swings to profit in 3Q
South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines posted a third-quarter net profit of KRW152.6 billion ($133.1 million), reversing a loss of KRW62.2 billion in the same period last year.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380
Singapore Airlines shows weaker 2Q earnings 
Singapore Airlines reported a net profit of 64.9 million Singaporean dollars ($46.9 million) for the three months through Sept. 30, down by S$148.7 million year-on-year (YOY).
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia hurt by weaker revenue in 1Q 
Virgin Australia reported a net loss of A$34.6 million ($26.4 million) for the three months through Sept. 30, reversed from a net profit of A$1.7 million for the same period last year.
Garuda Indonesia A330-300
Garuda Indonesia reports 3Q net profit of $19.6 million 
Garuda Indonesia reported a third-quarter net profit of $19.6 million, down 11.6% compared to the year-ago period, but a marked improvement on the $63.2 million loss in the first half of 2016.
Japan Airlines 1H profit slips on revenue pressure 
Japan Airlines (JAL) achieved a profit of ¥71.4 billion ($680 million) for the six months through Sept. 30, down 31% compared to the previous year.
ANA Boeing 777-300
ANA 1H profit remains strong 
ANA Holdings reported a net profit of ¥57.4 billion ($546 million) for the six months through Sept. 30, up 6.4% from a ¥53.9 billion profit a year earlier.
Qantas' Dramatic Turnaround Just Its First Challenge 

Few would dispute that Qantas has pulled off one of the most dramatic airline turnarounds in recent history. However, the Australian carrier now faces an arguably greater challenge—translating this revival into long-term financial stability.

Breaking out of the boom and bust cycle is the holy grail of the airline industry. Any carrier can slash costs to move out of the red, yet the real trick is ensuring this is not just a temporary reprieve but a means of creating a model that can thrive despite external shocks.

History of Qantas livery
Qantas refreshes livery ahead of Boeing 787-9 deliveries 
Qantas Airways has unveiled its first livery refresh in nine years, and has also revealed the configuration for its Boeing 787-9s, which will begin arriving in 2017.
Korean Air A330-200
Korean Air returns to profit in 3Q 
Korean Air achieved a net profit of KRW428 billion ($378 million) for the third quarter, reversing a loss of KRW510 billion in the year-ago period.
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300
Hawaiian Airlines’ net profit up 46% in 3Q 
Hawaiian Airlines reported a net profit of $102.5 million for the third quarter, up 46% from a net profit of $70 million in the year-ago quarter.
HKA Airbus A320
Hong Kong Airlines sees Australasian growth potential 
Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) sees potential for more growth in Australia and New Zealand, two markets the carrier has picked for its first steps into long-haul operations.
Tigerair A320
Tigerair to resume fleet expansion in 2017 
Singapore-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Tigerair is preparing to resume fleet growth in 2017, as closer cooperation with sister carrier Scoot boosts the prospects of both airlines.
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