Air Transport World

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Air Transport World
Editor-In-Chief Karen Walker
Categories Airlines
Frequency Monthly
Year founded 1964 (1964)
Company Penton Media
Country United States
Based in Rosslyn, Virginia
Language English

Air Transport World (ATW) is an online and print trade publication covering the global air transportation industry. It is owned by Penton and is a sister publication to Aviation Week, the Aviation Daily and MRO Digest. ATW, as it is commonly referred to, launched in 1964. It is based in Rosslyn, Virginia, and publishes a news website at, a daily e-newsletter, the ATW Daily News, a print magazine, editor blogs and editorials, the annual World Airline Report, numerous annual industry reports and surveys, and the annual ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards. The publication tracks and analyzes global airline operations, market conditions, the regulatory and environment developments, government affairs, global alliances, airline ticket distribution, management strategy, financials, airports and routes, aircraft and engines, the supply chain and related issues. Editors select the winners of the annual ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards based on nominees' operational and financial performance, customer service, safety record, innovation, labor relations and executive leadership. The 2016 Airline of the Year is Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi. The 2016 Airline Market Leader is Alaska Airlines. The 2016 Value Airline of the Year is Wizz Air of Hungary. The 2016 Eco-Airline of the Year is Air New Zealand. For 2016, ATW also named outgoing IATA Dirctor General and CEO Tony Tyler as the recipient of its Excellence in Leadership, Hong Kong Airport as its Airport of the Year, and the Airbus A350XWB as the recipient of Technology Achievement. Previous recipients of the Airline of the Year include Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, ANA and Air New Zealand. The 2017 Awards will be presented in March 2017 in NewYork. The publication is known for its editorials and stances on commercial aviation issues such as liberalization, safe operations of unmanned aerial vehicles in commercial airspace, common sense consumer regulation, fair trade practices for airlines, and fair government fees and taxes on airlines.


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