Airliners Magazine


Airliners was an American magazine dedicated to the airline industry, with six issues circulated each year. The magazine was first published by World Transport Press in 1988. From the 100th issue, released in July/August 2006, it was produced by Airliners Publications, LLC. Initially, the editorial headquarters of the magazine was situated in Castro Valley, California, but later it relocated to Miami.

The magazine was dedicated to the civil aviation sector, presenting articles about the world of commercial aircraft and air carriers. The range of covered topics was broad, encompassing new low-cost airlines, changes at legacy companies, as well as descriptions of jetliners such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787. Furthermore, the magazine also included articles about trips around the world, historical airlines, adventurous flights, airliner crashes, and images of airliner liveries.

Airliners featured a host of esteemed authors including John Adlard, Sebastian Schmitz, Dave Nichols, Ben Wang, Bill Hough, Joel Chusid, Royal King, Robbie Shaw, and Cody Diamond. Additionally, the magazine also highlighted the contributions of photographers who provided images of airlines, aircraft, personnel, facilities, and operations.

John Wegg was the magazine's first editor, who later left Airliners to found Airways Magazine in 1994. The subsequent editors included Bryant Pettit, Nick Veronico, Jon Proctor, David Kaufman, and Jay Selman. Starting with the November/December 2007 issue, the editor was Dwayne Darnell. On December 11, 2009, Darnell announced his departure, and Robert Christensen, the designer and Creative Director, assumed the leadership of the magazine.

In 2010, under the leadership of Robert Christensen, the magazine embarked on a series of online initiatives, including releasing e-book formats of the print magazine and establishing a social media presence. The magazine was re-titled as Airliners & Airports. It endeavored to bring back popular components from past issues such as the Air Photo News section to the magazine's pages. However, around the end of December 2012, the magazine abruptly ceased publishing, and the website is no longer active.{{Categories}}

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