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.

United CEO pledges no backing down on fight against Gulf carrier expansion  1
The US majors will not give up on their campaign against the Gulf carriers, which present the biggest-ever threat to the future of US airlines, the CEO of United Airlines said in a speech in New York Thursday.
Editorial - A New Wright Era
In some ways, the early 21st century is beginning to mimic the early 20th century in terms of aviation pioneering and experimentation.
Debris found on the island of Reunion east of Madagascar, appears to be part of
Australia: Reunion Island debris 'consistent with analysis' of MH370 resting place
The Australian government has issued a statement on the discovery of debris on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean July 29 and which is being examined to determine whether it comes from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, a Boeing 777-200.
A piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft
Aircraft debris from Indian Ocean to be tested for MH370 link
A large piece of debris that appears to look like an aircraft wing flap has washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean, raising speculation that it may have come from Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH370 that has been missing since March 2014.
Qatar Airways A350 XWB
Qatar denies SpiceJet talks, confirms Indigo interest
Qatar Airways has issued a statement denying reports that it is pursuing a stake in Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet, but confirming it is talking with Indigo.
DOT investigates US airline price-gouging complaints after Amtrak crash 5
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking information from five US airlines to see whether or not they engaged in price-gouging after a major rail accident in Philadelphia earlier this year.
Jose Efromovich and Mark Schwab
Avianca Brasil joins Star Alliance
Avianca Brasil joined the Star Alliance in ceremonies at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport Wednesday.
ATW Analysis: DOJ investigates US majors, but where’s the case? 
Collusion, especially among competing airlines in the world’s largest commercial air transport market, is a serious charge.
Zodiac assesses supply chain effect after factory explosion
Aircraft interiors provider Zodiac Aerospace is assessing the consequences of an explosion at its US materials factory in Washington state.
Asia-Pacific — Tough Going 
Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region are seeing a definite financial improvement this year over 2014, but it’s still tough going despite the region’s continued traffic growth.
Alliances & Family Fights 
The global alliances slowed their growth in terms of new members the past year, focusing instead on delivering value to their member airlines and, to some extent, finding common purpose despite increasingly different views on the Gulf carriers.
The American Dream
Whichever way you look at it, consolidation has paid off for the US majors.
Analysis - Win, Win
There was a distinctly mellow feel to the Paris Air Show as Airbus and Boeing’s record backlogs inevitably started to pinch the sales.
Jetstar Boeing 787-9
Hong Kong denies Qantas’ LCC Jetstar application  1
Hong Kong regulatory authorities have denied Qantas Group its application to start a low-cost carrier (LCC) in Hong Kong.

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