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Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Cathay Pacific CEO and CCO resign after Hong Kong protests 
The protests sweeping Hong Kong have caused more fallout for Cathay Pacific Airways, with the airline’s CEO Rupert Hogg and chief customer and commercial officer Paul Loo resigning from the carrier.
Boeing postpones development of longer-range 777X variant 
Boeing has confirmed it is sliding the 777-8 development program back after hitting major delays to the 777-9 flight test and certification campaign.
Philippine Airlines A350-900
Philippine Airlines widens 2Q losses on higher costs
Philippine Airlines (PAL) reported a 2019 second-quarter net loss of PHP2.3 billion ($43.6 million), widened from a PHP173.4 million loss in the year-ago quarter.
Hawaiian Airlines A321neo
Hawaiian Airlines uses A321neos to grow Maui network
Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to boost services at its secondary hub in Maui by opening new routes to the US mainland with Airbus A321neos.
Thai Airways Boeing 787-8
Thai Airways more than doubles 2Q net loss on softening tourism market
Thai Airways reported a net loss of THB6.9 billion ($223.8 million) for the June quarter, more than double the THB3.1 billion loss in last year’s second quarter.
Protesters occupy the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport.
Cathay Pacific, HKIA operations paralyzed as civil unrest continues 
Cathay Pacific operations have been severely affected by the civil unrest sweeping Hong Kong, as a protest gathering closed Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and new staff requirements were issued by Chinese authorities.
Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300
Pacific island’s Nauru Airlines looks to modernize fleet 
Nauru Airlines is developing a fleet modernization plan that will likely result in an order for new aircraft next year.
Sydney Airport seeks relief from operational limits 
Cumbersome operational restrictions at Sydney Airport must be addressed before air traffic growth rebounds from its current stagnation, airport CEO Geoff Culbert said.
JAL seeks to add more joint ventures in Asia 
Japan Airlines (JAL) is looking to expand its relationships in Asia by forming joint ventures (JVs) with more airlines in the region, according to a senior JAL executive.
CAPA: Weak currency holds Australian aviation market flat 
Weakened currency is stagnating the growth of Australia’s international aviation market, and the country is poised to see a transition to a greater focus on inbound rather than outbound traffic, according to a study by CAPA-Center for Aviation.
Qantas Boeing 787-9
Qantas to decide 787, narrowbody orders in 2020 
Qantas will shift its focus to further Boeing 787 orders and other aircraft competitions next year after completing its ultra-long-haul aircraft selection process, CEO Alan Joyce said.
Malaysia Airlines A330-200
New chief strategy officer to lead Malaysia Airlines’ turnaround plan
Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s (MAB) new chief strategy officer (CSO) Bryan Foong is set to play a key role in guiding the next phase of the carrier’s restructuring efforts.
Hong Kong airport workers join strike; over 220 flights canceled 
More than 220 flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) were canceled Aug. 5 as air traffic controllers and other aviation workers went on strike as part of the territory’s civil protests.
Airlines react to mixed bag of Korea-Japan market demand 
While South Korean airlines are responding to demand declines on routes to Japan, Japanese major airlines are not seeing drops in traffic on flights between the two countries.
JAL quarterly profit down 32% on fuel, trade disputes
Japan Airlines (JAL) reported its net profit fell by 32.1% to ¥11.9 billion ($110 million) for the three months ended June 30, JAL’s fiscal first quarter.
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