Airliner World

Airliner World is the UK’s biggest selling monthly civil aviation magazine. It has a worldwide following comprising both industry readers and civil aviation enthusiasts. Comprehensive news and reporting cover all aspects of airlines, their aircraft and airports around the globe. Illustrated throughout with superb colour photography, Airliner World also provides the latest on aircraft deliveries, colour schemes and preservation news as well as reviews of books, prints, models and DVDs.

The Global Airline Scene

Whilst other publications may be switching their attentions to the historic side of aviation, Airliner World is dedicated to bringing its readers the latest developments from across the global airline scene. For up-to-the-minute news and features on new leases, deliveries, technology, key industry personnel and airport developments from the airline scene make Airliner World your magazine of choice!

Launched in 1999, Airliner World is the largest selling civil aviation magazine in the world and is a must read for anyone interested in or associated with the commercial aviation scene.

Airliner World is packed with:

  • Comprehensive, up to the minute news coverage - by continent
  • Detailed artwork
  • Details of new leases, colour schemes and deliveries
  • Features on airport developments worldwide - often exclusively!
  • Features on bygone classics
  • From the flightdeck - experience different aircraft types from the flight deck
  • Interviews with key industry players
  • Preservation news
  • Reviews of airlines, airports and aircraft from around the world
  • Superb colour photography
  • Technology updates
  • The latest books, prints, models, DVDs and flight sims

Buying Airliner World

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Back Issues

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Airliner World November 2020

Welcome to Airliner World November 2020

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Airliner World October 2020

Welcome to Airliner World October 2020

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Airliner World September 2020

Welcome to Airliner World September 2020

Latest Articles

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First in, last out - The closure of Berlin's Tegel airport

Within a week, the German capital’s new Willy Brandt airport opened and its venerable Tegel site closed for good. Andreas Spaeth went out with the old and in with the new

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Picking up the pieces

The domestic aviation market in the UK experienced seismic shocks in 2020. Tom Batchelor reviews the events of the last 12 months and speaks to executives of the country’s major airlines to find out how they weathered the storm created by the collapse of Flybe and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Polynesian propliners

Commercial aviation has been a difficult nut to crack in Tonga since the first domestic flights took off in 1972. Bernd Sturm recalls a visit to the South Pacific kingdom and the brief period when Chathams Pacific connected the island nation with Convair classics

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The Baron’s 2021 predictions

We’ve enlisted our good friend Baron Felix von Tempelhof to highlight some topics to keep on your radar for the year ahead…

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Aviation transformations

Charles Woodley recounts some of the upstarts that tried to squeeze in on the low-cost revolution that swept through the UK in the mid-1990s and early 2000s

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A pilgrimage to the Pyrenees

The French town of Lourdes is renowned globally as a destination of religious pilgrimage. However, in the aviation industry, its airport is synonymous with aircraft storage and scrap. In the second instalment of this series, Sebastian Thoma provides a remarkable snapshot of Tarbes–Lourdes Airport from both the air and the ground

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Testing times

Gordon Smith catches up with Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana...

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The Brandenburg wait

Berlin’s brand new, multi-billion-euro Brandenburg airport is finally handling flights, but seemingly endless setbacks threatened the entire plan. Chris Croot examines the complex story of a project that ran nearly a decade late and €5bn over budget

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The ‘other’ low-cost airlines

Charles Woodley recounts some of the upstarts that tried to squeeze in on the low-cost revolution that swept through the UK in the mid-1990s and early 2000s

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SET UP TO FAIL?

In its initial guise, the Trident was a world beater set to steal Boeing’s thunder and rob the US manufacturer of 727 sales. Sent back to the drawing board by British European Airways, the world’s first trijet airliner was deprived of performance and passengers making it a financial flop. Stephen Skinner details its development and early variants in the first of two instalments

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Magazine Contacts 

Group Editor

Gordon Smith

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Assistant Editor

Martin Needham

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Designer

Andy O'Neil 

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