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.

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
Korean Air says pilot strike suspended; resuming normal schedule
Korean Air said strike action by its unionized pilots has been suspended, allowing it to resume a normal schedule.
Korean Air cancels some flights because of pilot strike
Korean Air has issued a schedule of anticipated flight cancellations through Jan.10, 2017, because of strike action by its unionized pilots.
Qatar Airways finalizes stake in LATAM
LATAM Airlines Group and Qatar Airways have completed their transaction in which the Middle East airline has taken a 10% stake in the Latin America group.
Delta cancels Boeing 787 order
Delta Air Lines said Dec. 27 it had reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel an order for 18 Boeing 787s that the Atlanta-based airline assumed in 2008 as part of its merger with Northwest Airlines.
Jet Airways 737 damaged after leaving runway in Goa
A Jet Airways Boeing 737 was seriously damaged and there were reports of passenger injuries after the aircraft left the runway as it prepared for take-off from Dabolim Airport in Goa, India, Dec. 27.
Russian SSJ100s cleared to resume flights after fault identified
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said it has identified a minor fault in the tail stabilizer of one Superjet SSJ100 during inspections after Russian aviation authorities grounded the aircraft Dec. 24.
Emirates defers deliveries of 12 Airbus A380s
Emirates Airline, which saw a steep drop in profit its latest financials, is deferring delivery of six Airbus A380s from 2017 to 2018 and postponing delivery of another six A380s from 2018 to 2019.
Economic Uncertainty, Competition Challenge Growing Asian Carriers 
Growing middle-classes populations in China, India and many Southeast Asia countries are driving passenger traffic growth and new aircraft deliveries.
World's Airlines Likely To See Lower Profits In 2017 
Anticipated higher costs and a sluggish global economy lead IATA forecasters to believe 2017's net profit will be almost $6 billion lower than 2016's.
IATA advocates Brazil to loosen restrictive business rules on airlines
IATA and aviation stakeholders in Brazil are launching an advocacy campaign to ensure lawmakers and government officials understand the importance of airlines to the country’s economy, which has been decimated.
Blogs & Commentary
Jan 6, 2017

Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale

There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US airlines and airports – feared as we entered a new year....More
Jan 3, 2017

In defense of airlines’ checked baggage fees

Those wanting checked baggage fees rescinded are inadvertently advocating for worse customer service for passengers....More
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