Adrian Schofield

Auckland Bureau Chief

Auckland, New Zealand


Adrian is Auckland bureau chief for Aviation Week, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Adrian was previously based in Aviation Week’s Washington office for nine years, writing for a range of the group’s publications and covering many aspects of the commercial aviation industry. He has won Australasian and international awards for his aviation writing.

Prior to joining Aviation Week in 2002, Adrian covered aviation industry and policy issues for two other publishing companies in Washington. He has also worked for newspapers in Texas and New Zealand, covering a wide range of topics. Adrian graduated from Auckland University with a degree in history and English in 1992.



JAL, ANA Urge Faster Progress On Lifting Entry Rules

By Adrian Schofield Jul 01, 2022
Airlines say daily arrival limits, tourist restrictions and visa requirements are hindering travel recovery.
Airlines & Lessors

Air New Zealand Confirms Economy Sleep Pods For New 787 Cabins

By Adrian Schofield Jun 29, 2022
Air New Zealand has unveiled new international cabin products for its Boeing 787 fleet, including a set of bunk-like sleep pods that can be booked by economy-class passengers.
Interiors & Connectivity

Asia-Pacific International Passenger Demand Recovering, AAPA Says

By Adrian Schofield Jun 28, 2022
The picture is not so bright on the cargo side; international freight traffic for Asia-Pacific airlines dropped 5.6% year-on-year in May.
Airlines & Lessors