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.

IATA to install ticket financial system in Cuba
IATA plans to start operating a Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) banking system in Cuba in 2016, helping to facilitate ticket transactions between airlines and travel agents.
ATW Photo Gallery-IATA's Man in Havana
IATA DG Tony Tyler visited Cuba in November to mark the 70th anniversary of IATA, which was formed in the Hotel Nacional, Havana. He met with heads of Cuba’s commercial aviation and tourism authorities and the CEO of Cubana. He hosted a celebratory dinner in the Hotel Nacional and saw the commemorative plaque marking IATA’s creation.
Interview - ANA President & CEO Osamu Shinobe 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) posted a 50% year-on-year increase in net profit of ¥53.9 billion ($447.8 million) for the fiscal half year ending Sept. 30. International operations growth helped fuel the strong results despite continued pressure in the domestic and cargo markets.
Editorial - Sense & Security
The crash of Metrojet flight 9268 shortly after take-off from Sharm el-Sheikh understandably raises concerns about security and screening procedures at that airport.
Analysis - Delta's Dubai Blues 
For most airlines, the only time they fanfare route announcements is when they are launching new destinations. Delta Air Lines, however, has bucked the trend by trumpeting that it will end its Atlanta-Dubai Boeing 777 service in February.
Aeromexico Boeing 737-700
Aeromexico signs up for Rockwell Collins flight tracking service
Aeromexico has become the launch customer for a global airliner flight tracking tool produced by Rockwell Collins.
Airbus confident for A320neo on-time first delivery
Airbus is on schedule to deliver the first A320neo by end of 2015 as planned, an Airbus executive confirmed Friday.
AAPA: Transport chief warns Indonesian airlines on safety & competition
Indonesia’s airlines must up their game on safety and expect more international competition if they are not ready to serve new routes, the country’s head of transport warned Friday.
Vietjet A321
Dubai Air Show: Vietjet orders 30 more Airbus A321s
Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet signed a firm order Tuesday for 30 Airbus A321s, including 21 neos, bringing its total firm orders for A320 family aircraft to 99.
Delta aircraft
Wall St analyst report: Delta may create overseas subsidiary 9
Delta Air Lines could potentially set up a non-US subsidiary housing its international operations and joint ventures to reduce the amount of US taxes it pays, according to a Wall Street analyst report.
For Asia-Pacific LCCs, MRO is not low cost
Being a low-cost carrier does not mean getting low-cost maintenance, a group of executives with Singapore-based LCCs agreed.
Asia-Pacific LCCs weigh costs vs paybacks for aircraft mods
Revenue-generating numbers touted by OEMs for airliner cabin modifications are not necessarily produced in reality, a senior executive at Singapore-based low cost carrier Tigerair cautioned.
Labor shortage a big challenge in fast-growing Asia-Pacific MRO market
Skilled labor shortages and land-space constraints are among the biggest difficulties facing the MRO industry in Asia-Pacific countries, a region that is forecast to become the world’s largest in terms of fleet size and MRO market value.
MRO opportunities seen as airlines focus on profitability 
New-found airline focus on investor return is good news for MRO suppliers, but the industry needs more support hubs in the fast-growing air traffic emerging markets such as Asia.
Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300ER
Emirates refutes Delta’s Dubai claim; studies Atlanta route  4
Emirates Airline says it is “closely studying” whether to launch Dubai-Atlanta service after Delta Air Lines pulls out from the route next year, a decision it announced earlier this week and which the US carrier claims was prompted by over-capacity by the Gulf carriers.
Blogs & Commentary
Nov 24, 2015

American History

As American Airlines rolls out aircraft in the Heritage series, I am fascinated by all the AA predecessors, their logos and paint over the years....More
Nov 23, 2015

Was the TAM merger a mistake for LAN? 3

LATAM is a bet on the long-term future of Latin American commercial aviation....More
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