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Jack Wittman

Managing Editor, Air Transport World,

Jack Wittman joined Air Transport World as Managing Editor in 2018.

He began his career as a journalist in the US Army, where he attended the Defense Information School. He later worked as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in upstate New York before joining the Gannett Government Media Corp. in Virginia. At GGMC he served for 20 years as an editor for several publications, including Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times, Armed Forces Journal, C4ISR Journal and Training & Simulation Journal. Before joining ATW he worked as the associate editor of AIAA’s Aerospace America magazine.

He lives in Burke, VA, with his wife, Amy.

Alaska Airlines A321neo
Alaska’s 2Q net income up 36% as network grows 
Alaska Air Group posted second-quarter net income of $262 million, up 36% from $193 million in the year-ago period, as the carrier said it is beginning to see the benefits of the larger network it gained with the acquisition of Virgin America.
Spirit Airlines A320neo
Strong demand, ancillary growth boost Spirit’s 2Q net income 
Ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines reported second-quarter net income of $114.5 million, a nearly tenfold increase over an $11.3 million net profit in the year-ago period, driven by strong demand and ancillary revenue growth.
FedEx Express adds Miami-Colombia service 
FedEx Express has launched a new cargo service between Miami and the Colombian cities of Bogota and Medellin.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-800F
Atlas COO Dietrich to succeed Flynn as president and CEO 
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAW) has appointed EVP and COO John Dietrich to succeed president and CEO Bill Flynn, who will retire Jan.1, 2020.
JetBlue to launch nonstop New York-Ecuador A321neo service 
JetBlue Airways will launch daily nonstop service between its New York JFK base and Guayaquil, Ecuador, beginning Dec. 5.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F
Atlas adds 777F service for DHL, third 747F for Asiana 
Atlas Air Worldwide is expanding its Boeing 777F crew, maintenance and insurance (CMI) service with DHL Express and adding a third 747F for Asiana Cargo.
Air Transat A330-300
Developer tops Air Canada’s bid for Air Transat 
A Canadian real estate developer is attempting to derail Air Canada’s planned acquisition of Air Transat by making a more valuable offer for the leisure carrier’s parent company.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United to buy up to 10 million gallons of biofuel 
United Airlines has agreed to purchase up to 10 million gallons of biofuel over the next two years in a contract renewal with World Energy.
Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 file photo
Air Canada swings to 1Q net profit despite MAX grounding 
Air Canada reported 2019 first-quarter net income of C$354 million ($264 million), reversed from a C$203 million loss in the year-ago period.
AerCap’s 1Q net income drops 11.7% on lower sales volume 
Dublin-based lessor AerCap posted a $234.2 million net profit for the first quarter of 2019, down 11.7% from $265.4 million in the year-ago period.
Alaska Air A320neo
Alaska Airlines reports flat net income in 1Q on storm disruptions 
Winter storm-related disruptions and a drop in close-in bookings held Alaska Air Group’s net income flat at $4 million in the 2019 first quarter, the same as the year-ago period.
American extends MAX-related cancellations through June 5 
American Airlines is extending the flight cancellations caused by the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet through June 5.
System outage disrupts US airlines’ operations 
A brief outage in a third-party vendor’s software system disrupted the operations of several US carriers April 1.
Aeromexico Boeing 787-9
Aeromexico posts 2018 net loss on fuel costs, inflation 
Grupo Aeromexico reported a net loss for 2018 of MXP1.9 billion ($98.6 million), reversed from a MXP18 million net income a year earlier.
Spirit Airlines A319
Spirit Airlines 4Q profit down 62.8% despite revenue increase 
Boosted by higher fare and ancillary revenue, Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines posted a fourth-quarter (4Q) net profit of $92 million and saw revenue increase for the period, despite higher fuel and personnel costs.
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Sep 11, 2019

Alitalia’s endless extensions on government money

In what has become close to a bimonthly event, another request has been made to extend the deadline for a business plan to be submitted to get Alitalia back on its feet....More
Aug 16, 2019

Editor’s Blog: Why Beijing’s bullying of Hong Kong Airport and Cathay could misfire

What has happened in Hong Kong this week amounts to one thing: Beijing bullying....More
Jul 25, 2019

(Yet another) summer of discontent

Europe is bracing for a heatwave, in more ways than one, as tensions threaten to reach a boiling point between airlines, employees and passengers during the busiest period of the year....More

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