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.

ANA Holdings signs stake in PAL; eyes ASEAN market growth
Executives at All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA HD) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) began their new strategic partnership Friday after completing signing ceremonies in Tokyo.
Analysis: Why Kelleher’s LCC model has endured
The business model that Rollin King and Herb Kelleher drew up was clean-sheet innovative.
Interview: Yuji Akasaka, President, Japan Airlines 
JAL's president keeps close eye on strategic opportunities.
Editorial: When governments fail to govern
The US government partial shutdown over border wall funding and the UK’s inability to figure out a Brexit referendum share common roots: a willingness for governments not to govern.
New 787 fleet transforms Air Tahiti Nui’s operations 
With a transition to 787s, Air Tahiti Nui is transforming itself in the exclusive French Polynesian market.
New 787 fleet transforms Air Tahiti Nui’s operations 
With a transition to 787s, Air Tahiti Nui is transforming itself in the exclusive French Polynesian market.
Advanced data software systems make airline operations more efficient 
OEMs and airlines tap into software systems that enhance operations.
ATW’s 2019 Airline Industry Market Forecast 
The world’s airlines are expected to post a collective net profit of $32.3 billion in 2018 and to follow that with a $35.5 billion net profit in 2019, which will be the industry’s 10th consecutive year of profitability. But maintaining that positive trend will be no breeze.
Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 PK-LQP
Lion Air co-pilot’s family sues Boeing over MAX crash 
Lawyers for the family of the co-pilot killed in the crash of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 have filed a lawsuit against Boeing alleging the aircraft was “unreasonably dangerous” and that the manufacturer failed to provide proper instruction on how to handle the new narrowbody’s anti-stall system.
ANA releases A380 Hawaii flight schedule 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin its Airbus A380 flights to Honolulu May 24 with a 3X weekly service, taking them to a daily service from July 1.
The ATW 2019 industry market forecast: An uncertain world 
Airlines have reason to be positive despite some worrisome trends.
Editorial: US majors should drop their anti-Air Italy campaign 
Led by United Airlines, the big three US carriers have embarked on yet another campaign against the three major Gulf carriers.
Royal Air Maroc to become 14th oneworld member 
The oneworld global alliance announced Dec. 5 that Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will become its 14th full member airline, likely being inaugurated in mid-2020.
US and UK forge Open Skies agreement 
The US and UK have agreed an Open Skies pact that will allow them to continue liberalized air services after the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in March 2019.
IATA: Brexit aviation declaration ‘lacks details’ 
A political declaration agreed by the UK and European Union (EU), setting conditions for how they will work after the Brexit separation, calls for an air transport agreement to ensure continued connectivity for airlines within the European trade bloc.
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Blogs & Commentary
Feb 14, 2019

Adieu, A380

The Airbus A380 was an airliner that fell behind the times, both in the market it was designed to serve and in the technologies that set it apart when it first entered service....More
Feb 6, 2019

Is Europe at a turning point?

Irish LCC Ryanair has observed a “wave of EU airline failures” over recent months. Is this further evidence of the tide turning for ‘middle-seat’ airlines?...More
Jan 18, 2019

The consequences for aviation of government failure

The government debacles that are played out on both sides of the Atlantic appear, on the surface, to be about different issues....More

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