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 18 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.

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest Airlines to end overbooking, cites United incident 
Southwest Airlines said it will end the practice of overbooking flights at some point in the current quarter.
American 1Q profit down 67% as fuel costs rise; defends pay increase 
American Airlines reported a first-quarter 2017 net profit of $234 million, down 66.6% from net income of $700 million in the 2016 March quarter, as fuel prices rose sharply.
American Eagle Embraer E715
American orders four more Embraer E175s 
American Airlines has placed a firm order for four more Embraer E175 aircraft, adding to the 60 E175s the carrier had previously ordered.
A350 XWB
American again defers A350 deliveries; first pushed back to 2020 
American Airlines is deferring the delivery of 24 widebody aircraft, including its first Airbus A350 that had been scheduled for delivery next year, reducing capital expenditures by more than $1 billion in the 2018-2020 period.
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.
Blogs & Commentary
May 29, 2017

The bigger questions of British Airway’s IT meltdown

As with all disasters, natural or man-made, there comes a time for mopping up, analysis and self- examination. What was learned? How can this be avoided again? That’s where British Airways sits now, as schedules return to normal after the IT meltdown that essentially shut down its London Heathrow and Gatwick operations over the weekend....More
May 25, 2017

Just get it right ​

Every day there is a new headline about an airline getting it wrong, but a recent study revealed that North American passengers are apparently happier than ever....More
May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?...More
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