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.

Airbus applies race-yacht ‘winglet’ design lessons to Sharklets
Airbus is working on a redesign of its A320 Sharklet wingtips as a result of developing a new design manufacturing process for the foil of a high-speed yacht competing in this year’s America’s Cup race.
White House confirms Trump to meet airline CEOs, defends Norwegian
US President Donald Trump is planning to meet with a number of US airline CEOs Feb. 9, the White House confirmed Tuesday.
US airline CEOs accuse majors of jeopardizing Open Skies
The three major US legacy carriers are making demands that would jeopardize Open Skies and reduce competition, the CEOs of four US airlines tell the newly appointed US Secretary of State and Transportation Secretary.
Emirates’ Clark stands firm on merits of Athens-NY route 
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is standing firmly behind his decision to launch a daily fifth-freedom service between Dubai and New York via Athens even though the route prompted a new outburst of protest from the three US majors.
Los Angeles International Airport travelers
‘Normal’ US immigration procedures resume after judge blocks Trump travel ban
The US State Department has lifted a ban on travelers from seven countries entering the US after a federal judge temporarily blocked the executive order made by President Donald Trump.
ANALYSIS: Etihad-Lufthansa relationship spurred by market conditions 
The new commercial partnership announced this week between Etihad and Lufthansa is seen by senior executives of both groups as a first-step towards a deeper relationship.
James Hogan and Carsten Spohr
Etihad & Lufthansa sign cooperation agreement
Etihad and Lufthansa signed a multi-faceted commercial partnership agreement Wednesday that will see the two companies cooperate via codeshares and across catering and MRO services.
Editorial: Long Game
Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners.
Hogan to step down from Etihad 
James Hogan is stepping down as president and CEO of the Etihad Aviation Group and the Abu Dhabi-based company has begun the search for his successor, it was announced Jan. 24.
Accenture to acquire Seabury aviation consultancy
The aviation consultancy and advisory units of Seabury Group are being acquired by Accenture.
Investigation begins into ACT Airlines 747F crash 
All four crew members and dozens of people on the ground were killed when a Turkish Boeing 747-400 freighter crashed into a village near Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan early morning Jan. 16 local time.
DEVELOPING STORY: Turkish 747F crashes in Kyrgyzstan 
At least 31 people aware killed and more injured when a Turkish Boeing 747 freighter crashed into a village near Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan late evening US eastern time Jan. 15.
Delta's new terminal at New York JFK Airport.
Different plans floated for JFK Airport growth 
All three of the New York metropolitan area major airports will see multi-billion dollar infrastructure investments under a proposed new plan, but the New York state governor wants to see far more invested in John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Southwest facilities technicians narrowly reject contract deal 
Southwest Airlines’ unionized facilities maintenance technicians have rejected a five-year tentative agreement reached in October.
White House report calls for eliminating growth in industry “hidden fees” 
The White House has published a detailed report on “hidden fees” in the price of goods and services, including airline tickets, and is calling for the growth in such fees to be mitigated or eliminated
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 16, 2017

Not all US domestic routes are created equal

For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....More
Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend....More
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