Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
QantasLink Boeing 717
Qantas fleet changes enable more domestic flights
Qantas will be able to launch more full-service flights in its domestic network later this year due to increased fleet efficiency and the addition of more Boeing 717s.
AirAsia X A330-300
Thai carrier boosts Korea service
Thai AirAsia X is adding a second daily flight between Bangkok and Seoul in October, indicating that Korea is allowing some new service by Thai carriers.
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Qantas halts pilot vote due to security concerns 
Qantas has halted the voting on a key labor agreement due to possible tampering with the voting process.
Thai Airways A380
FAA begins review of Thailand’s air safety standards 
The FAA is auditing Thailand’s aviation oversight this week to determine if the country’s safety rating should be downgraded after ICAO found significant safety concerns during an audit early this year, particularly with the airline certification process.
Qantas A380
Qantas, American gain interim approval for expanded partnership 
Australia’s competition watchdog has granted interim approval for an expanded partnership between Qantas and American Airlines, clearing the way for the carriers to market proposed new transpacific routes.
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.

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