Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Jin Air Boeing 737-800
South Korea rules Jin Air can keep license over citizenship scrutiny
South Korea’s aviation regulator has decided it will not revoke the license of LCC Jin Air because of violations of citizenship rules, but some restrictions will still be applied to the carrier.
Vietnam Airlines Airbus A350-900
Vietnam Airlines boosts 1H profit 87% on high productivity, new technology 
Vietnam Airlines reported strong profit growth for the first half of 2018, and the carrier is also making progress on plans to increase productivity and reduce staff numbers.
Korean Air widens 2Q net loss on higher costs, foreign exchange losses 
Higher fuel costs and deeper foreign exchange losses offset rising revenue for Korean Air, sending the carrier deeper into the red for the second quarter.
Asiana Airlines A350-900
Asiana Airlines reduces 2Q loss on revenue strength
Asiana Airlines managed to cut its net loss significantly in the second quarter, thanks partly to the carrier’s revenue rising to record levels during the period.
Thai Airways Boeing 787-9
Thai Airways narrows 2Q net loss on smaller foreign exchange losses 
Thai Airways reported a net loss of THB3.1 billion ($93 million) for the quarter, an improvement of 40.7% from the same period last year.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000
Cathay Pacific to boost A350-1000 deliveries 
Cathay Pacific Airways plans to ramp up its fleet with 17 more widebody deliveries by the end of next year, primarily consisting of Airbus A350-1000s.
Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER
Cathay Pacific narrows loss in 1H; restructuring on track 
Cathay Pacific Airways reported a 2018 first-half net loss of HK$263 million ($33.5 million), narrowed from a net loss of HK$2.1 billion in the year-ago half as the Hong Kong-based carrier’s multi-year recovery and restructuring effort remains on track.
Korean Air to expand to Boston
Korean Air is boosting its already extensive US network with a new route to Boston next year, which will also strengthen its transpacific joint venture with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.
China Eastern Airbus A340-600
China Eastern, Japan Airlines seek to form joint venture
China Eastern Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will apply to form a joint venture (JV) for international and domestic operations.
Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8
Japan Airlines sets up company for new long-haul LCC operations
Japan Airlines (JAL) has formally established a new corporate entity that will operate long-haul LCC flights with widebody aircraft.
ANA Boeing 777-300ER
ANA: 1Q results better than expected 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) said its results for the most recent quarter outperformed its expectations, even though its profit was significantly lower than in the previous year.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777
Virgin Australia steps up product offerings on New Zealand routes
Virgin Australia is taking steps to ramp up its product offering on Australia-New Zealand routes, in preparation for increased competition when its partnership with Air New Zealand ends.
Japan Airlines Boeing 787-9
JAL 1Q net profit down 10.3% on rising costs
A significant rise in traffic and revenue could not offset higher fuel prices for Japan Airlines (JAL), with the carrier reporting a drop in net profit for the three months through June 30.
ANA fiscal 1Q profit down, full-year forecast upheld 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings’ net profit dropped sharply in the quarter ending June 30, although the carrier still expects to achieve its profit target for the full year.
Malaysia’s CAA chief resigns after MH370 report
The head of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has resigned in the wake of the latest report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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