Karen Walker

Karen
Walker
Editor-in-Chief,
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.

Articles
Emirates A380
Emirates dedicates magazine to US allegations; Qatar to expand US network
Emirates Airline has published an issue of its magazine entirely devoted to countering the allegations of government subsidies and unfair competition that have been leveled at Emirates the other two major Gulf carriers by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
Editorial - Facts vs. Fancy
As the campaign led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines sped from secret briefings in Washington DC to the broad media and loud finger-pointing, one thing became clear: The US carriers are eager for a fight against Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways and their state owners.
US carriers insist they only want talks on Gulf competition 2
Senior executives from two of the three major US carriers involved in the growing dispute over alleged unfair competition from the Gulf carriers said Tuesday they are simply asking for government-to-government consultations on the US Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.
Media reports: German government warned of dangers before MH17 shootdown
The German government had intelligence indicating the danger of surface-to-air missiles in the Ukraine region where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last year, according to German media reports.
Etihad Airways 787-9
Etihad stresses importance of cross-Atlantic routes; rules out US-Europe 
Etihad Airways will continue to expand its cross-Atlantic routes between North America, the Middle East and the sub-Indian continent, but has no plans to fly between Europe and the US a senior executive said Monday.
American and Asia carriers eye China-US growth market 
China is the largest market opportunity for US carriers looking to expand their Asian networks, panelists agreed at an aviation summit in Las Vegas.
Cabin Makeovers
The growth in low-cost carriers (LCC) and desire to increase revenue from aircraft is driving demand for cabin refurbishments.
Editorial: US review of Gulf carriers should establish facts vs fancy
As the campaign led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines sped from secret briefings in Washington DC to the broad media and loud finger-pointing, one thing became clear. The US carriers are eager for a fight against Emirates, Etihad and Qatar and their state owners. So if there’s to be a bruising, then the facts should be established in as far as they are directly relevant to what is or is not fair competition.
ATW Photo Gallery-Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg
A selection of photos from the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIZ) in Hamburg, Germany April 14-16, 2015
US government to review Gulf carrier subsidy claims; establishes forum for comment 3
The US is reviewing a report that alleges Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways receive billions of dollars of state subsidies. The government has also established an open forum where information and views on the issue can be submitted.
Airbus sees narrowbody cabin upgrade market in growth mode
The growth in low-cost carriers (LCC) and desire to increase revenue from aircraft is driving demand for cabin refurbishments, Airbus said Thursday.
TSA’s expedited screening program take-up passes 1 million 
More than 1 million people have enrolled in the US expedited airline passenger screening program, TSA Pre-Check.
Analysis - Washington Sandstorm

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have joined forces with a number of unions to reveal a report they say supports their claims that the major Gulf carriers are heavily subsidized by their state owners. 

Editorial — A Dangerous Debate 2

The Gulf subsidy campaign by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, backed solidly by their union groups, merits as much scrutiny as went into the 55-page report they commissioned and which took two years to prepare.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker
American’s Parker calls Gulf carrier subsidy ‘unprecedented’ as feud escalates  11
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker today said the airline subsidy evidence against Qatar and the United Arab Emirates was “overwhelming” and “unprecedented.”

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