Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Jet Airways Boeing 737-900
Jet Airways suspends all flights, awaits investor bids 
India’s Jet Airways has suspended all remaining flight operations after failing to gain emergency funding.
AirAsia A320neo
AirAsia terminates Vietnamese JV plan
AirAsia has decided not to pursue its plan to create a joint venture (JV) airline in Vietnam, at least in the short term.
Jet Airways still seeking emergency funds 
Indian carrier Jet Airways has been rebuffed in its latest attempt to secure emergency funds that would allow it to resume more flights.
Jet Airways A330-200
Jet Airways continues to cancel flights; waits for serious bidders 
India’s Jet Airways continues to cancel all international flights for the near-term at least, as more aircraft are grounded for missing lease payments.
Air New Zealand to build aircraft hangar at Auckland
Air New Zealand will boost its MRO capabilities at its Auckland hub by constructing another hangar, which the carrier says will be the largest in the world built with a single-span timber arch design.
Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Jet Airways sees new bidder interest, extends deadline
Potential bidders have emerged for a strategic stake in India’s Jet Airways, prompting the airline’s creditors to extend a deadline for expressions of interest (EOI).
Vietjet Air A321
Vietjet exceeds net profit target for 2018 on 27% revenue boost
Vietnam’s Vietjet Air has revealed another profit increase the fast-growing LCC says puts it well ahead of its earnings target for the past two years.
File photo of SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX 8
SilkAir reduces frequencies, postpones fleet plans on MAX groundings
Singapore Airlines (SIA) subsidiary SilkAir is cutting frequencies on two routes this month because of the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft; the airline is also postponing the transfer of some Boeing 737NGs to LCC Scoot.
Jet Airways Boeing 737-800
Deadline looms for potential Jet Airways investors
The survival prospects of Indian carrier Jet Airways remain unclear, as a deadline for potential investors looms this week and more aircraft are reclaimed by lessors.
Korean Air A380
Longtime Korean Air CEO Cho Yang-ho dies
Korean Air chairman and CEO Cho Yang-ho died April 7, after heading the airline for more than 20 years and overseeing its development into one of Asia’s leading carriers.
Malaysian regulators approve new services on 53 routes
Malaysian aviation regulators approved 53 requests for air traffic rights allocations in the first quarter, with AirAsia accounting for nearly half of the applications.
Qantas to boost cargo capacity with two Boeing 747-8Fs
Qantas plans to increase capacity on its freighter operations by replacing two leased Boeing 747-400Fs with 747-8Fs.
Jet Airways Boeing 737-800
Jet Airways continues to ground aircraft despite bailout deal 
Indian airline Jet Airways is still grounding aircraft because of lease payment defaults, even though the first parts of a bailout plan have been put in place.
Asiana Airlines A321
Asiana Airlines’ restructuring plans include network changes
South Korea’s Asiana Airlines is considering trimming its operations as it looks to shore up the company’s financial stability and restore market confidence.
Hawaiian, Virgin Australia expand partnership 
Hawaiian Airlines is dramatically improving its access to the Australasian market, thanks to an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia.
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