Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week


Thai Airways Boeing 787-9
Thai Airways to order 23 aircraft pending government approval
Thai Airways has confirmed that it plans to order 23 additional aircraft, although it still must gain government approvals.
Japan’s Peach Aviation selects A321LRs
Japanese LCC Peach Aviation has ordered two Airbus A321LRs, signaling this is the type it will use to fulfill its plan to extend the reach of its international network.
Philippine Airlines to use first A350-900 on JFK route
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of the first of its Airbus A350-900 orders, and will use the aircraft to debut nonstop flights to New York.
Hawaiian to introduce turboprop freighter operations 
Hawaiian Airlines is on track to launch its turboprop freighter operation in the third quarter of this year, and the airline plans to expand this fleet relatively quickly.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900
Cathay Pacific to codeshare on seven Brussels Airlines flights
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has enhanced its European network by signing a codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines, adding to its partnerships with Lufthansa Group carriers.
Virgin Australia Airbus A320
Virgin Australia boosts short-haul network
Virgin Australia is boosting its flight schedule on short-haul international routes to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands over the southern summer peak season.
Malaysia Airlines A380
Malaysia Airlines to launch Hajj A380 flights to Saudi Arabia
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is preparing to deploy its Airbus A380s and other aircraft to transport passengers to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj religious pilgrimage.
Air New Zealand, JetBlue to partner on technology ventures
Air New Zealand has announced it will partner with New York-based JetBlue subsidiary JetBlue Technology Ventures (JTV) to support the development of new technology in the travel industry.
Rendering of A350-900ULR in Singapore Airlines’ livery
SIA to boost US network with Los Angeles, San Francisco flights 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has said its second nonstop route to the US using Airbus A350-900ULRs will launch Nov. 2, with the flight from Singapore to Los Angeles (LAX) replacing one of its two one-stop services between the cities.
Thai Airways Boeing 787-9
Reports: Thai Airways to order 23 aircraft this year
Thai Airways will reportedly order 23 aircraft this year, in a move the airline has signaled for several months.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER
Virgin Australia makes progress on Wi-Fi connectivity 
Virgin Australia is making rapid progress on its deployment of inflight Wi-Fi on its narrowbody and widebody aircraft fleets.
Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800
Garuda Indonesia, unions ink agreement to avoid strikes
Garuda Indonesia has averted a strike threat following an agreement with key employee unions.
Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB in November 2017.
Malaysia Airlines boosts yields on premium passengers
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is solidly improving yields by increasing its emphasis on premium passengers, and the carrier indicates the approach will continue.
Japan’s NCA returns first freighter to service after grounding
Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) returned the first of its freighters to service July 5, after its fleet was grounded for several days because of irregularities in maintenance records.
Hawaiian adds more A321neos to mainland routes
Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to expand its US mainland network, as it takes delivery of two more Airbus A321neos.
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