Aaron Karp

Senior Editor,
Air Transport World

Aaron Karp has been an Air Transport World senior editor since April 2006. He has covered commercial aviation for over 17 years, previously serving as editor of World Airport Week, reporter for Flight International/Air Transport Intelligence and managing editor of Air Cargo World. He has covered numerous aviation conferences and events throughout the world, including the Paris, Farnborough and Singapore air shows. He was the recipient of the 2007 Aerospace Journalist of the Year award for best maintenance submission.

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737
Alaska reports ‘solid’ results in post-Virgin America acquisition 1Q
Alaska Air Group—the parent of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air—reported a 2017 first-quarter net profit of $99 million, down 46% from a net profit of $184 million in the 2016 March quarter.
Boeing 1Q net profit up 19% to $1.5 billion
Boeing reported a first-quarter 2017 net profit of $1.5 billion, up 18.9% over net income of $1.2 billion in the 2016 March quarter, even as revenue fell 7.3% year-over-year (YOY) to $21 billion.
Alaska Air Group takes steps to make Virgin America buy successful 
Dropping the Virgin America name was a difficult decision, but the benefits of operating under one brand won out. The merger fuels Alaska's growth strategy.
JetBlue Airways A321
JetBlue 1Q profit down 59%; rising costs drive Airbus fleet changes
JetBlue Airways has changed 11 Airbus A321neo deliveries in 2018 to 11 A321ceo deliveries, and is deferring the delivery of another 13 Airbus aircraft.
Passenger retains attorney as American investigates incident
Tom Demetrio, the high-profile Chicago attorney who is representing the United Airlines passenger dragged off a recent flight, said he has been retained by an American Airlines passenger who got into an apparent confrontation with a flight attendant April 21.
JetBlue flight 386 departs for Cuba on Aug. 31, 2016, from Fort Lauderdale.
Delta, JetBlue seek Havana frequencies dropped by Frontier, Spirit
Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways are seeking to increase flights to Havana while other US carriers withdraw from Cuba as the US airline industry continues trying to figure out how to best serve the newly reopened US-Cuba market.
United’s board, Munoz agree he will not become chairman next year
The board of directors of Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, has for the second time in two years amended CEO Oscar Munoz’s contract to deny him the role of board chairman.
Republic Embraer E175 operating under the American Eagle brand.
US regional Republic poised to emerge from Chapter 11
A US federal bankruptcy judge in New York has approved the reorganization plan of Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, paving the way for Republic to exit Chapter 11 protection.
WestJet Boeing 737-800
Canada’s WestJet plans to launch ULCC subsidiary
Calgary-based low-cost carrier (LCC) WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, said it will launch an ultra LCC by the end of 2017.
Virgin America Airbus A321neo
Virgin America receives first A321neo as Alaska mulls future fleet
The first Airbus A321neo, the largest and longest-range variant of the Airbus family of re-engined narrowbody aircraft, has been delivered to Virgin America.
Emirates to reduce US flights; cites lower demand in Trump era
Emirates Airline will reduce flights to the US starting next month, citing a “significant deterioration” in demand for travel to the US since President Donald Trump took office three months ago.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United to unveil policy changes April 30 following ‘broad’ review
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz encouraged the public, the carrier’s customers and investors to patiently wait for April 30 to hear a more detailed response from the airline about how last week’s passenger bumping incident will change United’s policies and procedures.
United Airlines Boeing 787-8
United 1Q net profit down 69%; Munoz calls Dao incident ‘watershed’
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said United Express flight 3411, from which passenger David Dao was violently dragged after being involuntarily bumped on April 9, “will prove to be a watershed moment for our company.”
Trump moves to restore Ex-Im Bank to full functionality
The US Export-Import bank (Ex-Im), a key financing tool for major commercial aircraft transactions, moved a step closer to becoming fully functional again after US President Donald Trump nominated two new Ex-Im board members.
Attorney Tom Demetrio
Passenger’s attorney says lawsuit against United is being prepared
The lawyer representing David Dao, the passenger violently dragged off a United Airlines flight April 9, said he is preparing to file a lawsuit against United for using “unreasonable force and violence” against the passenger.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 19, 2017

Flying long haul with Norwegian

Norwegian’s long-haul expansion has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, but is the product any good? The simple answer is yes, but....More
Apr 14, 2017

US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....More
Apr 11, 2017

Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
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