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.

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.
ATW screenshot of ABC News Exclusive interview with United CEO Oscar Munoz.
United CEO Munoz vows there will be no repeat of bumping incident
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said an incident like the one involving a bumped passenger being violently dragged off an aircraft earlier this week “will never happen again on a United Airlines flight” and promised that law enforcement would never again be used in a similar situation.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LR
Delta 1Q profit down 36%; recent disruption to cost $125 million
Delta Air Lines reported a first-quarter 2017 net profit of $603 million, down 36% from net income of $946 million in the prior-year period, as fuel prices rose sharply year-over-year.
Fourth MRJ90 flight test aircraft landing at Grant County International Airport
Fourth MRJ arrives in US; Mitsubishi evaluating flight test program
A fourth Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test aircraft has arrived in Moses Lake, Washington.
Airbus: Brazil to drive strong aircraft demand in Latin America
Latin American airlines will take delivery of 2,570 new passenger and freighter aircraft worth $350 billion over the 2016-2035 period, according to Airbus, which has slightly increased its forecast for 20-year demand in the region from 2,540 aircraft a year ago.
Qatar Airways offers laptop loan service to US-bound passengers
Qatar Airways will offer business-class passengers complimentary laptop computers to use on US-bound flights starting next week.
Embraer E195-E2 flight crew after the aircraft made its first flight.
Embraer E195-E2 achieves first flight ahead of schedule 
The Embraer E195-E2, the largest next-generation E-Jet variant, has completed its first flight from São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Etihad A380
Etihad to make iPads available on US-bound flights 
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will make iPads available for first- and business-class passengers to use on US-bound flights starting April 2.
Delta, Korean Air agree to launch transpacific JV 
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Seoul-based Korean Air have signed a memorandum of understanding to form an antitrust-immunized transpacific joint venture (JV).
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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