Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week


Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia to cut capacity, network on poor financial forecast
Virgin Australia forecasts a significant drop in its financial performance for the fiscal year through June 30, prompting the airline to plan capacity and network cuts.
Rendering of A330-900 in AirAsia X livery
AirAsia X boosts 1Q profit after routes restructure
AirAsia X achieved a slight improvement in profits for the first quarter, which the airline attributes partly to its route restructuring efforts.
Thai Airways A320
Thai 1Q profit falls on lower demand; seeks major aircraft order
Thai Airways reported a steep drop in profits for the March quarter, although the airline is also moving closer to gaining approval for a major aircraft order.
AirAsia A320neo
AirAsia asks Malaysian regulator to rule on airport disputes
AirAsia has filed a legal challenge in an attempt to force Malaysian regulators to rule on long-running disputes between the airline and Kuala Lumpur airport operator Malaysia Airports.
Nok Air Boeing 737-800
Thailand’s Nok Air posts 1Q net loss despite fleet reduction
Thai LCC Nok Air is hoping a reduction in aircraft numbers will help reverse its deepening net losses.
Qantas A330-300
Qantas boosts outlook on revenue gains, capacity cuts
Qantas says it is on track to fully offset higher fuel prices with revenue improvements in its current financial year, and the Australian flag carrier has a generally positive demand outlook.
Asiana Airlines A350-900
Asiana Airlines cuts unprofitable routes, retires aging aircraft
Asiana Airlines is taking steps to improve its financial health by cutting unprofitable routes and retiring older aircraft while increasing its maintenance investment.
Virgin Australia A320
Virgin Australia reshuffles management structure; Sharp leaves 
Virgin Australia has revealed a restructuring of senior management positions that has resulted in the departure of the carrier’s second-in-command Rob Sharp.
Jetstar Boeing 787-8
Jetstar to begin 787 flights to South Korea
Qantas LCC Jetstar plans to launch its first route to Seoul, which would make it the only Australian airline flying to South Korea.
Vietjet Air A321
Vietjet 1Q profits rise on international expansion
Vietnam’s Vietjet Air’s first-quarter earnings report shows strong momentum in revenue and profit growth, as the airline continues its international expansion.
Fiji Airways plans 2019 A350 integration 
Fiji Airways has selected the Airbus A350 to boost its widebody fleet after reaching an agreement to lease two of the type to operate alongside its A330s.
Malaysian regulators seek comment on MAB-JAL JV 
Malaysian authorities are calling for comments on a proposed joint venture (JV) between Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Japan Airlines (JAL).
Qantas names new senior execs
Qantas has revealed further significant moves in its senior leadership ranks, including the appointment of a new head of its international unit.
Rendering of Virgin Australia Boeing 737 MAX
Virgin Australia to delay MAX deliveries to 2021 
Virgin Australia has decided to delay its Boeing 737 MAX orders for two years, the first major move by the carrier’s new CEO as he seeks to improve the carrier’s near-term financial health.
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
JAL boosts fiscal year profit on inbound demand growth
Japan Airlines (JAL) achieved healthy growth in net profits for its fiscal year through March 31, although it is projected to decline in the current fiscal year.
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