Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Scoot Airbus A320
SIA subsidiaries Scoot, SilkAir boost group operations
Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) subsidiaries Scoot and SilkAir are helping to increase the group’s overall operational performance as the carriers enjoy surging passenger demand.
Singapore Airlines 787-10
Singapore Airlines to deploy first 787-10s on Japan routes
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is focusing on the Japanese market as it replaces older aircraft on some routes with its new Boeing 787-10s.
ANA Boeing 787-9
ANA: 787 engine restrictions will not have a major impact on schedule 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed that almost half of its fleet of 64 Boeing 787s will be affected by new restrictions imposed by regulators on certain Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines.
Singapore Airlines, Fiji Airways agree to codeshare
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Fiji Airways have agreed to codeshare, adding popular leisure destination Fiji to the SIA network and broadening Fiji Airways’ global access.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand reshuffles widebody fleet as 787 restrictions take hold 
Air New Zealand will reshuffle its widebody fleet and seek more leased aircraft as it copes with new operational restrictions for the Boeing 787s used on long-haul routes.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia expands New Zealand network after partnership breakup
Virgin Australia is increasing routes and frequencies to New Zealand following the termination of its alliance with Air New Zealand, which becomes effective in October.
Kuala Lumpur Airport to temporarily close runway for maintenance work
Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) plans to close one of its three parallel runways from March 11-June 7 for maintenance work, which will affect the schedules of about 6% of daily movements, according to the airport operator.
Vietnam Airlines A330-200
Vietnam Airlines continues to dominate international market
Vietnam Airlines Group forecasts that its international share of traffic into Vietnam will slide a little by 2020, but it intends to maintain it above 30%, airline executives tell ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
Rendering of 787-9 in Air Tahiti Nui livery
Air Tahiti Nui to debut Boeing 787 in November
Air Tahiti Nui is preparing to inaugurate its Boeing 787s in early November, which will also mark the introduction of its new cabin configuration.
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Qantas to sell catering operation to Emirates’ Dnata
Qantas has struck a deal to spin off its catering division, as prospective purchaser Dnata looks to grow its presence in the Australian market and globally
Philippine Airlines A330-300
Philippine Airlines suspends Kuwait route
Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to suspend its route to Kuwait, as the Middle Eastern market continues to present challenges for carriers from the Philippines.
Lion Group is customer for 50 more Boeing 737s
Indonesia-based LCC Lion Air has been revealed as the customer for 50 Boeing 737-10s, boosting the carrier’s already massive order book for Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies.
Air New Zealand boosts network to replace Virgin Australia alliance
Air New Zealand is moving quickly to add services to Australia following the breakup of its partnership with Virgin Australia.
Rendering of A350-900 in Philippine Airlines’ livery
Philippine Airlines to use A350s on long-haul routes
Philippine Airlines (PAL), which expects the first of six Airbus A350-900s to be delivered by the second half of June, plans to deploy the new aircraft on long-haul routes later this year.
Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia terminate partnership 
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are ending their strategic alliance covering flights between the two countries.
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