Karen Walker

Air Transport World

Karen Walker is Editor-in-Chief at Air Transport World. She joined the magazine in that position in August 2013 and oversees the editorial content and direction of ATW’s digital, print, data and events products.

Previous positions include Chief Editor at Armed Forces Journal, Americas’ Editor at Air Transport Intelligence, and Executive Editor at Airline Business.

Karen studied in the UK, earning a degree in journalism. She is a dual citizen of the UK and USA and has lived and worked in both countries as well as in Singapore, where she was Asia Editor for Flight International.

Karen lives in Alexandria, VA., with her husband, Graham, and their rescue hounds and cats. She is a volunteer with Brood Basset Rescue and SPCA of Northern Virginia.

Boeing marketing chief cautious on NMA business case 
Making a business case for Boeing’s potential new mid-market aircraft (NMA) remains the manufacturer’s biggest challenge, Boeing’s chief salesman said, even as more airlines are pushing for the aircraft sooner rather than later.
Analysis: End Of US-Qatar Open Skies Dispute called win for all
An Open Skies “understanding” with Qatar will be harder for the US to replicate with the UAE.
IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac
JFK storm crisis prompts better communications initiative
IATA is coordinating efforts to ensure airlines, airport authorities, air traffic control (ATC) authorities and other key aviation stakeholders communicate critical information better when there is an incident that causes severe operational disruption at a major airport.
Editorial: America’s aviation budget shame
The Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget is a disappointment and a huge missed opportunity for the country’s commercial air transport industry and for Americans.
Aseman ATR 72 crashes in Iran
An Aseman Airlines ATR 72 crashed in Iran in the early hours of Feb 18; there are no reports of survivors among the 66 people on board, but the wreckage is in difficult-to-access mountainous terrain.
Republic pilots ratify contract extension
Republic Airline pilots who are members of Teamsters Local 357 have ratified a contract extension of their 2015 collective bargaining agreement, the union said.
Emirates firms deal for 36 more Airbus A380s
Emirates has firmed the MOU agreed with Airbus in mid-January for 20 more A380s plus 16 further options.
SINGAPORE: IATA chief warns on region’s air traffic congestion 
All the great aircraft deals done at air shows will mean nothing if air traffic congestion and infrastructure challenges are not addressed, the head of IATA warned in a speech just before the opening of the Singapore Air Show.
Interview: Stefan Pichler President & CEO, Royal Jordanian 
Royal Jordanian is embarked on a five-year turnaround plan that will build on the oneworld carrier’s improving financial position.
Growing pilot demand creates training opportunities 
Training and simulator companies are benefiting from continuing air travel growth and growing fleets that drive need for pilots.
Editorial: End the airport misery
The industry's emphasis on safety pay off big. It should make similar efforts at customer service.
Indigo seals deal for 430 Airbus neos 
Airbus has finalized agreements for which MoUs were signed in November during the Dubai Air Show and which cover the purchase of 430 A320neo family aircraft for four ultra-LCC airlines.
Royal Air Maroc orders four more 787s 
Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has ordered four Boeing 787-9s in a deal which will increase its Dreamliner fleet to nine.
EDITORIAL: US makes right call on Gulf Open Skies 
Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained.
2018 commercial aviation industry market forecast 
The global airline industry continues to prove it can deliver profits year after year.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 9, 2018

The airline industry’s glass ceiling

Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing question remains: why are there still so few women running airlines?...More
Mar 2, 2018

Delta CEO takes the high road

Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a Florida school that left 17 students and staff dead....More
Mar 2, 2018

Fare expectations? ​

Social media backlash over a start-up regional airline’s “steep” €79 ($96) launch fares really shows how much customer price expectations have shifted....More
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