Aaron Karp

Aaron
Karp
Editor in Chief,
Aviation Daily

Aaron Karp is the Editor in Chief of Aviation Daily, a sister publication of Air Transport World. He joined Air Transport World as a senior editor in April 2006. He has covered commercial aviation since May 1999.

Articles
Shai Weiss
Virgin Atlantic names new CEO as Kreeger steps down at year-end
Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger will step down at the end of the year and be succeeded by Shai Weiss, the UK carrier’s current CCO and former CFO, on Jan. 1, 2019.
FedEx Boeing 777F
FedEx to take 24 more Boeing freighters in $6.6 billion order
FedEx Corp. has ordered 24 more Boeing freighters, comprising 12 767Fs and 12 777Fs.
Concerns grow over CORSIA timetable
Finalizing and formally adopting regulations later in June for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions for the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is critical to keep the ICAO program on track to start on time, according to the head of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
North American airlines continue to be most profitable
Airline profitability remains uneven geographically, with carriers in much of the world struggling to earn a profit even as the overall industry continues to generate record revenue and earn robust annual income.
IATA lowers 2018 profit forecast 12% as fuel costs rise
IATA downgraded its 2018 profit forecast for the global airline industry, projecting airlines will collectively earn $33.8 billion this year, down 12% from the $38.4 billion predicted in December 2017.
Timeline unclear for Star Alliance’s new integrated passenger systems
Star Alliance is beginning to implement a digital services platform (DSP) that will allow passengers to do things such as track their bags and complete seat assignments when they buy an interline ticket that goes across alliance airlines. But when the process will be completed is not clear.
Oneworld alliance launches ‘connect’ tier with Fiji Airways
The oneworld global alliance has introduced a new tier of membership, with Fiji Airways becoming the first oneworld connect partner.
US ATM reform hopes die with FAA bill 
US Congress took a major step in late April toward bringing an end to more than three years of contentious debate over FAA reauthorization.
Interview: New WestJet CEO sets sights on growth 
Ed Sims brings a global perspective to WestJet’s executive team as the airline transitions from LCC to a full-service international carrier.
United Airlines CFO Levy abruptly resigns 
United Airlines CFO Andrew Levy has resigned, effective immediately, and the Chicago-based airline said it has started a search for a replacement.
WTO rules EU failed to stop A350, A380 subsidies; both sides claim win 
In the long-running subsidies spat between Airbus and Boeing, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has determined in a first ruling that the European Union (EU) failed to stop illegal subsidies used to support the Airbus A380 and A350 programs.
Spirit plans to begin installations late this year.
Spirit Airlines, Thales sign fleetwide Wi-Fi deal 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines will equip its entire fleet with inflight Wi-Fi capability by mid-2019 as part of an ongoing effort to revamp its image and improve the value proposition of its product.
Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800
Copa 1Q net profit up 35% on strong demand 
Panama-based Copa Holdings reported a first-quarter 2018 net profit of $136.5 million, up 35.1% over net income of $101 million in the 2017 March quarter, as strong demand overcame rising fuel prices.
Southwest to serve Hawaii from California 
Southwest Airlines revealed the four continental US cities from which it plans to operate flights to Hawaii as it moves closer to selling tickets for the service.
CRJ900 in American livery
American Airlines orders Bombardier, Embraer regional jets 
American Airlines has split an order for 30 76-seat regional jets between Bombardier and Embraer, signing deals to buy 15 CRJ900s and 15 E175s.
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Blogs & Commentary
Jun 20, 2018
blog

Child border policy brings US airlines into political fray

The scandal over children being separated from their parents by US border officials at the US-Mexico border has drawn some of America’s largest airlines into the political debate....More
Jun 11, 2018
blog

IATA’s other imbalance is the lack of LCCs

IATA’s board chairman, Akbar al Baker, created a lot of controversy last week when he ended the IATA AGM in Sydney by telling reporters that “only a man” could run an airline (for which he later apologized). This followed a media stir when IATA issued a photograph of its board members, comprising 25 men and just one woman. But gender inequality is not the only imbalance in IATA’s ranks....More
May 21, 2018
blog

Was Doug Parker’s $5 billion ‘average’ earnings prediction a mistake?

American’s first two annual financial results following Parker’s $3 billion-$7 billion assertion will end up at the low end of the range....More

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