Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Singapore Airlines introduces Jakarta, Sydney service 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is introducing new flights that will boost its presence in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney, two of the carrier’s most important markets.
Scoot Boeing 787-8
Long-haul Boeing 787s will expand Scoot’s reach 
Singapore-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Scoot plans to launch at least two routes longer than any in its current network next year, as it takes delivery of Boeing 787s specifically configured for long-haul flights.
IATA approves finance transformation initiative
IATA has decided to make the transformation of airline finance divisions one of its major objectives, after gaining broad industry support for this initiative.
Airline industry profits may soften, IATA cautions
The global airline industry is set for another strong collective profit this year, but there are indications that its financial improvement could be slowing.
Airlines consider IATA finance initiative 
IATA is proposing to launch an industry initiative aimed at improving the capabilities and effectiveness of airline finance departments.
Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777-300ER
Garuda Indonesia to resume US flights 
Garuda Indonesia has confirmed plans to resume US flights in 2017, and has selected Tokyo as its preferred stopover point.
Air New Zealand A320
Air New Zealand posts record net profit in 2Q 
Air New Zealand has continued its run of strong financial results with a record net profit of NZ$463 million ($328 million) for the fiscal year through June 30, up 42% from the previous year.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia net profit up 41% in 2Q 
Malaysia-based AirAsia achieved a net profit of MYR341.9 million ($84.5 million) for the second quarter, up 41% from net profit of MYR243 million in the previous year.
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Qantas reports record annual profit 
Qantas reported a net profit of 1 billion Australian dollars ($760 million) for the fiscal year through June 30, a record for the carrier and an increase of more than 80% from the previous year.
Rendering of A320neo in AirAsia livery
Thai AirAsia to expand fleet with first A320neos 
Malaysia-based AirAsia’s Thai affiliate intends to grow its fleet and international network in the second half of this year, taking advantage of continued strong financial results.
Cathay Pacific A350-900
Cathay Pacific: 71 widebody aircraft on order 
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has 71 widebody aircraft remaining on order through 2024, the carrier reported this week.
Cathay Pacific A330-300
Cathay Pacific 1H profits hit by weaker revenue 
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific saw its net profit drop to HK$353 million ($45 million) for the six months through June 30, compared to a profit of just under HK$2 billion in the same period last year.
Korean Air A330-300
Korean Air widens net losses in 2Q 
Korean Air reported a second-quarter net loss of KRW251 billion ($216 million), deepened from a net loss of KRW169 billion in the year-ago quarter, despite an improvement in operating profit.
Malindo Air Boeing 737-900
Malaysia’s Malindo Air to increase long-haul network 
Malaysia’s Malindo Air has been approved to operate Saudi Arabia flights, which would be the carrier’s longest yet.
Tokyo Haneda Airport
Tokyo Haneda slots plan moves forward 
Efforts to ease air traffic restrictions over Tokyo are gaining momentum, potentially opening the way for a significant increase in international slots at Tokyo Haneda Airport.
Blogs & Commentary
Sep 30, 2016

Delta responds to commentaries on JetBlue government route award

Earlier in September, I wrote two blog commentaries about Delta Air Lines’ complaint against JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes. Delta wrote to the US General Service Administration (GSA) - which manages government operations, including travel for federal employees – complaining about route awards granted to New York-based JetBlue....More
Sep 29, 2016

Safety videos: An adorable Air China Panda & a stylish new American Airlines

Back on to one of my favorite subjects – flight safety videos – and I want to share these two with you, one by Air China and the other by American Airlines....More
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