Adrian Schofield

Adrian
Schofield
Aviation Week
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Virgin Australia Airbus A330-200
Virgin Australia broadens role of A330 fleet 
Virgin Australia is deploying Airbus A330s on an international route for the first time, and introducing the aircraft on its busiest routes in Australia’s east coast corridor.
Air Tahiti Nui agrees to order Boeing 787s
Air Tahiti Nui (ATN), the major carrier of French Polynesia, has decided to order four Boeing 787-9 aircraft to replace its fleet of Airbus A340-300s.
Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800
Healthy profit supports growth for Fiji Airways 1
Fiji Airways, bolstered by record profits in 2014, is preparing to expand its fleet and network this year, adding a fourth Airbus A330 and a fourth Boeing 737-800.
ANA tails
ANA seeks to support Skymark Airlines
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed it is among the companies seeking to support Japan’s Skymark Airlines as it restructures under bankruptcy protection.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia narrows fiscal half-year net loss
While Virgin Australia has dragged its new acquisition Tigerair Australia to breakeven, the carrier is now looking for ways to address weakness in its international operation that continue to keep the company in the red.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia affiliates see promising results after network cuts 
The AirAsia affiliate carriers that cut their networks last year to boost financial performance are seeing the strategy pay off with improving operational numbers.
Singapore Airlines A330-300
Singapore Airlines adds more 777s, A330s to fleet 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is boosting its widebody fleet with new deliveries in the first quarter, although passenger demand has slipped back slightly at the start of 2015.
Korean Air Boeing 777-300ER
Korean Air widens 4Q losses due to unfavorable exchange rates
Korean Air posted a KRW272 billion ($247.5 million) net loss for the fourth quarter and a KRW458 deficit for the full year, widened from a KRW57 billion loss recorded in the year-ago period.
Jetstar Boeing 787-8
Jetstar pilots agree to wage freeze in contract deal 
Australian flag carrier Qantas has cleared another major hurdle in its efforts to impose a group-wide 18-month wage freeze, reaching a tentative contract deal with its Jetstar domestic pilots.
Rescuers lift the wreckage of the TransAsia ATR 72-600 out of the Keelung River
At least 30 dead as TransAsia ATR 72 crashes after takeoff
[UPDATED] A TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 has crashed into a river in Taipei, with at least 30 people reported dead. The incident occurred shortly after takeoff from Taipei’s Songshan Airport just before 11am local time Feb. 4.
Singapore Airlines A380
Singapore Airlines to install premium economy in 58 widebodies
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is joining the growing number of airlines that are introducing a premium economy class, with the product to be rolled out across a large part of its fleet over the next few years.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X to suspend trading pending announcement 
Malaysian carrier AirAsia X will suspend trading in its shares on Jan. 30, due to what is expected to be the announcement of a new share rights offer.
Skymark A380 maiden flight
Japan’s Skymark Airlines files for bankruptcy protection 
Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines has filed for bankruptcy protection after it was unable to establish a profitable niche in an increasingly competitive Japanese market.
Cathay Pacific 777-300ER
Cathay Pacific sees passenger, cargo gains over holiday peak 
Higher leisure traffic offset falling premium demand for Cathay Pacific Airways in the peak month of December, while the cargo operation continued its upward trajectory.
Tigerair A320
Scoot, Tigerair see gains from closer alignment 
Singapore-based low-cost carriers (LCCs) Scoot and Tigerair say they are beginning to realize significant benefits from a partnership authorized by competition regulators last year.

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