Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Japan Airlines 787-8
Japan Airlines forecasts further profit growth
Japan Airlines (JAL) has raised its annual net profit to ¥174.4 billion ($1.6 billion) for the year through March 31, compared to a profit of ¥149 billion in the prior year.
ANA 777-300ER
ANA doubles full-year net profit
Japan's All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA) has reported a net profit of ¥78.1 billion ($694 million) for the financial year through March 31, doubling its profit of ¥39.2 billion in the previous year.
Air New Zealand to launch Manila service in December 
Air New Zealand is continuing to develop its Pacific Rim strategy with a new direct route to Manila, taking on a one-stop service launched recently by Philippine Airlines (PAL).
Scoot 787-9
Singapore’s Scoot eyes India destinations 
Singapore-based LCC Scoot is likely to announce its first three Indian destinations within the next month, further expanding the Singapore Airlines Group’s presence on the subcontinent.
HK Express A320
Hong Kong LCC to enhance Japan network 
Hong Kong airline HK Express plans to significantly boost its network in Japan this summer, as it adds flights to new leisure destinations and increases frequencies to the Tokyo market.
Australian customs & immigration workers begin strikes 
Australia’s customs and immigration workers have launched strikes at Australian airports, following a postponement over the Easter travel period due to security concerns.
Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand aircraft
Air New Zealand considers selling Virgin Australia stake 
Virgin Australia’s largest stakeholder, Air New Zealand, is considering selling its share of the Australian carrier.
Air New Zealand 787-9
Air New Zealand wants to end carbon exemptions 
Air New Zealand is proposing tighter carbon offset requirements under the country’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), a move spurred by the carrier’s extensive sustainability initiative.
Cathay Pacific A340-300
Cathay Pacific to retire A340s in 2017 
Cathay Pacific Airways plans to retire all of its Airbus A340-300s by the end of 2017, according to the carrier’s latest fleet plan.
Hawaiian Airlines to increase Ohana flights to Lanai 
Hawaiian Airlines is increasing services with its Ohana turboprop operation in the wake of flight cuts by local competitor Island Air.
Virgin Australia A330-200
Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand to partner on biofuel purchase 
Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand have joined forces in their quest to start using biofuel, and the new arrangement could result in a combined supply deal.
Malaysia Airlines 747-400
Malaysia Airlines may use parked 747s to cover for A380s in MRO 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) may bring aircraft out of storage to cover for Airbus A380s while they undergo maintenance checks this year.
Bangkok Airways ATR 72-600
Bangkok Airways continues fleet, network growth 
Bangkok Airways plans to continue its fleet and network growth this year, as one of the few Thailand-based carriers to be prospering despite the multiple challenges facing the country’s airline industry.
Air New Zealand 777-300ER
Air New Zealand boosts profit as network grows 
Lower fuel prices and new international service helped Air New Zealand report a net profit of NZ$338 million ($226 million) for the six months through Dec. 31, 2015, up significantly from a net profit of NZ$133 million a year earlier.
Qantas 737-800
Qantas to add Wi-Fi on domestic routes 
Qantas plans to introduce high-speed inflight Wi-Fi across its domestic network, as the carrier’s surging profits allow it to step up its fleet investment plans.
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