Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week


Cathay Pacific, Qantas codeshare to boost networks 
Australia’s Qantas and Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways have reached a deal to codeshare on selected routes, which will boost Cathay’s domestic Australian access and add new Asian destinations to the Qantas network.
Thai Airways Airbus A350-900
Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans
Thai Airways is assessing whether it needs to adjust its fleet upgrade plans, with the latest review expected to be completed by year-end.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand cuts 787s flights as Trent engine checks continue 
Air New Zealand is suspending two routes from its international network partly because of aircraft shortages caused by ongoing Boeing 787 engine issues.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300
Cathay Pacific warns exchange rate shifts, typhoons may affect results 
Although Cathay Pacific Airways reports healthy demand in its latest update, the carrier also warns of looming problems that could hurt its results.
Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777-300ER
Garuda Indonesia appoints new CEO in leadership reshuffle
Garuda Indonesia’s board has appointed a new CEO as part of a new leadership rearrangement, replacing current leader Pahala Mansury.
AirAsia Airbus A320
AirAsia Malaysia wins IOSA approval
AirAsia’s core Malaysian operation has been registered on IATA’s operational safety audit (IOSA) for the first time, joining two other AirAsia affiliate carriers on the list.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER
Virgin Australia completes biofuel trial at Brisbane Airport
Virgin Australia has just completed a major biofuel trial at Australia’s Brisbane Airport, and the carrier is planning further tests in the near future.
Earthquake forces closure of Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport
An Sept. 6 earthquake forced the closure of a major hub airport in Sapporo, just a few days after the flooding that has closed Osaka’s Kansai International Airport.
AirAsia drops plans for Chinese JV, posts $78 million 2Q net profit 
AirAsia has dropped plans to open a joint venture airline in China, as the group reported a higher net profit for the 2018 second quarter.
Qantas seeks to appoint former IATA director Tony Tyler to board
Qantas Airways has announced its intent to appoint former IATA and Cathay Pacific head Tony Tyler to its board of directors.
Nok Air ATR 72
Thailand’s Nok Air CEO resigns
Thai LCC Nok Air CEO Piya Yodmani has stepped down from the position and will be succeeded by Pravej Ongartsittigul as acting CEO.
Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Jet Airways approves cost-cutting strategy after major 2Q net loss
India’s Jet Airways is pursuing a cost-cutting program following the announcement of a major net loss for the quarter ending June 30.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia widens net loss, boosts underlying profit for FY2018 
Virgin Australia achieved its strongest underlying profit in a decade for its fiscal year through June 30, although its net loss grew, thanks to significant one-off accounting adjustments.
Boeing: Asia-Pacific to have highest growth rate for aviation workers 
A rapid expansion in aircraft fleets is expected to give the Asia-Pacific region the highest growth rate for all types of aviation workers over the next 20 years, according to a new Boeing report.
Asia-Pacific airlines trending well despite trade dispute fears
Asia-Pacific carriers are continuing to benefit from strengthening demand despite the threat of trade protectionism, according to the region’s major airline industry group.
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