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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.

2018 World Airline Report Analysis - North America 
After years of record profits, the region’s airlines are experiencing some turbulence as costs rise and growth plans are called into question.
Boeing 737-700
Southwest 2Q net profit down 1.3%; fuel hedging pays off 
Southwest Airlines posted a second-quarter net profit of $733 million, down 1.3% from net income of $743 million the 2017 June quarter, as fuel hedging insulated the carrier from the much larger year-over-year (YOY) profit drops being reported by rival major US carriers.
American Airlines A330-200
American reports 2Q net profit down 35.5% on higher fuel costs 
Despite generating more revenue than in any quarter in its history, a significant increase in fuel costs drove American Airlines’ second-quarter net profit down 35.5% year-over-year (YOY), leading the carrier to scale back capacity growth, defer 22 Airbus A321neo deliveries and make changes to its basic economy product.
US airlines change Taiwan references on websites 
Four US airlines, as expected, have changed references to Taiwan on their websites.
US airlines to change how they refer to Taiwan 
Four US international airlines are reportedly about to change how they refer to Taiwan.
WestJet Boeing 737-800
Delta, WestJet finalize transborder JV 
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Calgary-based WestJet have signed a definitive agreement to form an antitrust-immunized transborder joint venture (JV), finalizing the details of a proposed partnership announced in late 2017 via the signing of an MOU.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United posts $684 million 2Q net profit on strong revenue, cost discipline 
United Airlines executives said a strong revenue environment and cost discipline are enabling the Chicago-based airline to recover 75% of rising fuel prices and maintain solid profitability, reporting a second-quarter net profit of $684 million, down 16.7% from net income of $821 million in the 2017 June quarter.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United adds four Boeing 787s 
United Airlines added four more Boeing 787s to its orderbook for the type, bringing its total 787 orders to 55 aircraft.
DHL Express
DHL Express orders 14 Boeing 777 freighters 
Bonn, Germany-based DHL Express placed a firm order for 14 Boeing 777 freighters valued at $4.7 billion at list prices, plus took purchase options for seven more 777Fs.
Delta Air Lines A350-900
Delta 2Q net profit down 14% on higher fuel prices 
A strong demand environment enabled Delta Air Lines to somewhat mitigate surging fuel prices to post a $1.03 billion net profit for the second quarter.
Airbus completes takeover of Bombardier CSeries program 
Airbus and Bombardier confirmed the transaction transferring majority control of the CSeries program to Airbus was completed as scheduled July 1.
JetBlue adds new Havana flights from Boston, Fort Lauderdale
New York-based JetBlue Airways will launch Saturday Boston-Havana flights and add a second daily Fort Lauderdale, Florida-Havana service in November, as the carrier ramps up its commitment to the US-Cuba market.
UK Parliament overwhelmingly approves third London Heathrow runway 
The UK House of Commons voted by a 415-119 margin to approve the building of a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.
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.
Air Transport World
ATW October 2019 cover

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Blogs & Commentary
Dec 6, 2019

Next-generation bundling: Emissions offsets included

In the face of mounting social pressure, European airlines are upping their environmental game. Are emission offsets about to follow the path of WiFi and online-purchase delivery fees, where they become bundled into the basic price?...More
Nov 14, 2019

Wizz CEO’s attack on premium cabins is a sustainability red herring

The CEO and co-founder of Budapest LCC Wizz Air has issued a statement calling for all airlines to ban premium cabins on flights of less than five hours....More
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More

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