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Aaron Karp


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

Big U.S. Carriers Combat Higher Fuel Bills  1
Slower growth planned for most U.S. airlines through 2019 and fuel is a big factor.
Fuel Hedging Protects Southwest From Rising Oil Prices 
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 U.S. carriers.
American Scales Back Capacity, Revises Basic Economy Product 
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.
U.S. Airlines Remove ‘Taiwan’ From Websites 
Four U.S. airlines, as expected, changed references to Taiwan on their websites, but did not go as far as indicating that Taiwan is part of China.
U.S. Airlines Prepare To Change Taiwan References 
Four U.S. airlines are reportedly about to change how they refer to Taiwan.
Delta, WestJet Finalize JV Details; Sign Definitive Agreement 
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Calgary-based WestJet have signed a definitive agreement to form an antitrust-immunized transborder joint venture.
United: Cost Discipline Serves As Buffer Against Rising Fuel Prices 
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.
United Orders Four More Boeing 787s 
United Airlines added four more Boeing 787s to its orderbook for the type, bringing its total 787 orders to 55 aircraft.
DHL Orders 14 Boeing 777Fs 
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.
Analysis: ‘Reintroducing’ An All-New Aircraft, Again 
The 2018 Farnborough Airshow, which gets underway July 16, will be the third major air show in four years at which the aircraft formerly known as the Bombardier C Series gets “reintroduced.”
Delta Absorbs One-Third Of Steep 2Q Fuel Cost Rise 
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 Officially Takes Over Bombardier C Series Program 
Airbus and Bombardier confirmed the transaction transferring majority control of the C Series program to Airbus was completed as scheduled July 1.
JetBlue To Start Boston-Havana Flights In November 
New York-based JetBlue Airways in November will launch Saturday Boston-Havana flights and add a second daily Fort Lauderdale, Florida-Havana service, as the carrier ramps up its commitment to the U.S.-Cuba market even as other U.S. airlines pull back.
UK Parliament Votes Overwhelming For 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.
Virgin Atlantic To Make CEO Change At Start Of 2019 
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 chief commercial officer and former CFO, on Jan. 1, 2019.

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