Airliner World

Airliner World
Editor Craig West
Categories Aviation magazines
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 31,878 Jan-Dec 2016
First issue June 1999
Company Key Publishing
Country United Kingdom
Based in Stamford, Lincolnshire
Language English
ISSN 1465-6337

Airliner World is an aviation magazine published by Key Publishing in Stamford, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom[1] and distributed by Seymour Distribution LTD in London. In the United States, the magazine is distributed from Key Publishing LTD's office in Avenel, New Jersey.

Airliner World entered the magazine market in June 1999.[1]

Airliner World is dedicated to airlines and airliners. The magazine publishes worldwide aviation news, as well as articles on regional and worldwide airports and airlines. It has faced stiff competition from a predecessor in the airline magazines field, Airliners Magazine. Another airline publication, Air International, does not represent competition, since both magazines are published by Key publishing. Airliner World is part of a group of aviation magazines published by Key, including AIR International, Air Forces Monthly, and sister magazine, Airports of the World.[2]


Each monthly issue of the magazine contains a host of feature articles, a list of the latest commercial aircraft deliveries, a report on air safety including a list of incidents and accidents, and twenty pages of headline "News Review", with separate sections, in order, on Europe, CIS, Africa/Middle East, Americas, Asia/Pacific, and News Review International. The magazine focuses predominantly on today's commercial aviation and often takes a retrospective look at airlines and airports or events. There is often a section for aircraft simulation review, recent books, DVDs and model aircraft, a section on aircraft spotting, all heavily illustrated.

Special features

As specials, the magazine often includes aircraft posters, calendars, airline guides, and airport guides. Occasionally, the magazine holds various contests. These contests have included writing captions, designing aircraft liveries, photography contests. Once in a while, the magazine will issue a supplement called Global Airline Guide, which contains information on all airliners of the world. The guide contains information about the airlines' fleets and an analysis of the marked. The supplement comes in two parts either in the July, August, or September issue. The various airport guides includes statistics, facts and figures.

Editorial staff


  • Craig West

Assistant editors

  • Barry Woods-Turner
  • James Ronayne

Contributing Editor

  • Andy Martin

Group Editor - Aviation and History

  • Nigel Price


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