Adrian Schofield

Adrian
Schofield
Aviation Week
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Qantas 767-300
Qantas enters final stage of 767 phase-out
Qantas is approaching the final stage of the phase-out of its long-serving Boeing 767 fleet, which is a major plank of its broader plan to increase fleet efficiency and reduce operating costs.
Rex Saab 340
Australian carrier slams new regional subsidy program
The Australian government has reintroduced a subsidy program for rural air services, although some airlines are criticizing the plan for not being adequately funded.
Air New Zealand ramps up North American network
Air New Zealand plans to boost its service on North American routes next year, using aircraft capacity freed up by Boeing 787 deliveries.
Qantas expands Canadian access with WestJet deal
Qantas will be able to significantly broaden its network offering in Canada thanks to a new code share agreement with Calgary-based low cost carrier WestJet Airlines.
Scoot 777-200
Singapore LCC Scoot reveals first 787 routes
Singapore-based low-cost carrier Scoot has revealed that Hong Kong, Sydney and Perth will be the first three routes to be upgraded to Boeing 787-9s when the new aircraft begin arriving.
Jetstar A320
Jetstar expands Australia-New Zealand network
Australian low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar plans to launch two new routes to New Zealand in December, boosting the Qantas group’s network in this extremely competitive market.
Jetstar 787-8
Jetstar deploys latest 787 deliveries on Japan routes
As Qantas subsidiary Jetstar continues to build up its Boeing 787 fleet, it is focusing its latest deliveries on upgrading direct routes from Australia to Japan.
AirAsia X A330-300
Indonesian regulators approve AirAsia X joint venture
Indonesian authorities have approved an AirAsia X joint venture (JV)—Indonesia AirAsia Extra—although its first routes and launch date have not yet been announced.
Virgin Australia 737-800
Virgin Australia sells stake in frequent flyer program
Virgin Australia is selling a minority share of its frequent flyer business to a prominent Asia-Pacific investment group in a move that will yield A$336 million ($314.1 million) for the airline.
Qantas tails
Qantas restructures after posting record full-year loss
Qantas is making major changes to its corporate structure that will allow it to attract new foreign shareholders for its international business following a full fiscal year record loss of A$2.8 billion ($2.6 billion).
China Airlines A340-300
China Airlines, Qantas link up with codeshare deal
A new codeshare agreement between Taiwan’s China Airlines and Qantas represents the latest step in the Australian carrier’s drive to expand its Asian network.
Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300LR
Air New Zealand profit increase supports investment plans
Air New Zealand has again boosted its annual profit for the fiscal year through June 30, which will help the carrier accommodate the significant investments it is making in fleet growth and lounge upgrades.
IATA: Vietnam needs stronger airport oversight
IATA is calling for Vietnamese authorities to ensure there are appropriate regulatory structures in place to oversee an expected wave of airport construction and privatization.
Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Cathay Pacific keeps North American momentum rolling
Cathay Pacific Airways is continuing its North American market resurgence by adding destinations and frequencies to take advantage of strong demand.
Japanese startup gains early demand traction 
New low-cost carrier (LCC) Spring Airlines Japan is posting healthy load factors in its first three weeks of operation, due in part to a boost from one of the major Japanese holiday periods.

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