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Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Qantas to decide on launching Project Sunrise services by year-end 
While Qantas has completed the first trial flight of its proposed ultra-long-haul services, known as Project Sunrise, the Australian airline continues to stress it is still yet to make a decision whether to officially launch such routes.
Qantas Boeing 787-9
Australasian carriers playing major role in long-haul growth 
Airlines from Australasia are gaining an increasing share of the world’s longest-range routes, thanks to the capabilities of new-generation aircraft types, according to a Boeing executive.
Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER
Air New Zealand to add new economy class option
Air New Zealand has revealed it will be adding a new cabin class that will essentially fill a niche between standard economy and premium economy products.
SWISS cancels 100 flights as A220 engine inspections continue 
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) canceled around 100 flights Oct. 15 and 16 after the carrier decided to return its entire fleet of 28 Airbus A220s to home base for engine inspections following a third engine-related diversion on Oct. 15.
Air New Zealand A321neo
Air New Zealand taps Walmart CEO Greg Foran as next leader
Air New Zealand has named Greg Foran, the head of the US division of retail giant Walmart, as its next CEO.
Vietnam Airlines A350-900
Vietnam Airlines introduces A350 inflight Wi-Fi
Vietnam Airlines plans to debut its first inflight Wi-Fi internet connectivity on selected international and domestic flights this week.
Hawaiian Airlines A321neo
Hawaiian Airlines raises 3Q revenue forecast
Hawaiian Airlines has revised its financial outlook for the third quarter as a result of a better-than-expected revenue performance.
Philippine Airlines A350-900
PAL president develops new turnaround business strategy 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has developed a new business plan to help restore the carrier to financial health and has reported more changes in its senior leadership ranks.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER
Virgin Australia wins backing for Haneda slot
Virgin Australia has received valuable support from regulatory and tourism bodies as it vies with Qantas for new access to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
Malaysia Airlines A330-200
Malaysia Airlines, British Airways to partner
Malaysia Airlines Bhd. (MAB) is continuing a strategy of increasing international partnerships by reaching a codeshare deal with British Airways (BA).
Thai Airways Boeing 777-300
Thai Airways reviews fleet strategy
Thai Airways’ plans to place major aircraft orders has been put on hold by the board, although the airline will still proceed with plans to lease three more widebodies in the short term.
Qantas A380 business class
Qantas completes A380 cabin upgrade
Qantas has completed a cabin upgrade on the first of its Airbus A380 fleet, and the airline expects to finish another two by the end of this year.
AirAsia installs upgraded Wi-Fi service
AirAsia has rolled out the first eight aircraft with a new onboard Wi-Fi system, which it intends to deploy across the rest of its narrowbody and widebody fleets.
SpiceJet Q400
India’s SpiceJet continues network, fleet expansion
Indian LCC SpiceJet will continue a year of rapid growth by adding 46 more domestic one-way flights, and is also reportedly considering another major aircraft order.
Jetstar to cease turboprop operations in New Zealand
Qantas subsidiary Jetstar plans to end regional turboprop services in New Zealand, although the LCC will continue flying trunk domestic jet routes in that country.
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Oct 19, 2019

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