Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Cathay Pacific A350-900
Cathay Pacific 1H losses deepen on competition, fuel costs
Cathay Pacific has plunged further into the red for the first half of 2017, and is pinning its hopes on a transformation plan to help counter surging competition.
Hawaiian Airlines A330
Hawaiian Airlines CEO urges airport slot policy reforms 
Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley is proposing a new approach to slot allocation to enhance competition at increasingly constrained global airports.
Thai Airways A350 XWB
Thai Airways sinks to 1H loss on weak 2Q performance
A weaker second-quarter performance has dealt a setback to Thai Airways’ financial turnaround efforts, dragging the carrier into the red for the first half of the year.
Malaysia Airlines A330-300
Malaysia Airlines boosts Australasian services 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has seen a dramatic improvement on its Australasian services, thanks to the carrier’s efforts to boost demand in this market.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia rolls out Wi-Fi; narrows FY losses on restructuring 
Virgin Australia is starting the fleet-wide rollout of its onboard Wi-Fi service, and plans to have a large proportion of its domestic and international jet fleet retrofitted by the end of 2018.
Rendering of A321neo in Hawaiian livery
Hawaiian’s A321neos to spur 2018 fleet shifts 
While Hawaiian Airlines has to wait longer than expected for the arrival of its Airbus A321neos, the aircraft will trigger significant changes in the carrier’s fleet and network in 2018.
SriLankan Airlines to use A321neos to boost network 
SriLankan Airlines plans to use upcoming Airbus A321neo deliveries to boost key routes, and is also considering further fleet additions.
Qantas Airbus A330-300
Qantas, American to refile ATI application 
Australian flag carrier Qantas and Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines are preparing to file another application for antitrust immunity (ATI) after a previous rebuff by US regulators, and Qantas is optimistic that this time it will be granted.
Rising demand boosts JAL's profit outlook 
Japan Airlines has bumped up its profit forecast for the current financial year, thanks to strong increases in demand across its major operations in the June quarter.
Singapore Airlines A350-900
SIA Group reports $173 million net profit in June quarter 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a healthy profit for the three months through June 30, a welcome return to the black after posting a loss in the March quarter.
Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800
Fiji Airways to help Samoa relaunch national airline 
Fiji Airways has signed an agreement confirming that it will help the government of Samoa relaunch its national airline.
Asia-Pacific airlines see a lift from the economy 
Despite earnings pressure on many Asia-Pacific region airlines in 2017, the annual collective profit for this region is likely to be similar to 2016s.
ANA Holdings setting ambitious goals 
The parent of All Nippon Airways wants to achieve record profitability by 2020 and grow international revenues by 40% while expanding LCC business 10-fold.
Delta, Korean Air apply for JV approval 
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have applied for regulatory approval to launch their planned transpacific, revenue-sharing joint venture.
New South Korean regional takes first CRJ200 
Startup South Korean regional carrier Air Pohang has unveiled its first aircraft, and plans to add two more by the end of this year.
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