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.

Industry honors Dave Barger with Pogue Award
US industry chiefs lauded former JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger Thursday when he was presented with the 2016 L. Welch Pogue Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded by the International Aviation Club (IAC) of Washington DC and Aviation Week & Space Technology.
Editorial - Embrace China's Growth
China’s commercial aviation growth and transformation over the past 10 years has been astonishing.
China pushes airspace modernization in face of aviation growth
A flight delay management project trialed at Xian International Airport is showing results and may be extended to other airports in China where delays have become commonplace.
Air Serbia CEO Dane Kondić
Air Serbia launches historic Belgrade-New York service
Air Serbia begins Belgrade-New York JFK service Thursday, providing the first direct flights between Serbia and the US in 24 years.
Europe transport chief: Think bigger on EU-US Open Skies
Europe and the US should broaden their Open Skies transatlantic aviation agreement so that airlines can operate more like other businesses, unshackled by ownership and control rules, the head of the European Commission’s transport directorate told a Washington DC audience.
De Juniac to IATA CEOs: “We are in the business of freedom”
IATA’s incoming chief pledged to continue driving forward key global airline initiatives and to be a “tireless advocate” for the industry in remarks after he was officially confirmed as the association’s next director general and CEO.
Cancun to host 2017 IATA AGM with new DG de Juniac
Aeromexico will host the 73rd IATA annual general meeting next year, staging it in Cancun, Mexico.
Tyler: Airline business still not easy
As he takes the IATA AGM stage for the last time as director general, Tony Tyler remains all business and doggedly determined to continue addressing those issues that hamper the global airline industry.
AAPA DG Andrew Herdman
For Asia-Pacific airlines, a mixture of caution and optimism
Speaking with the Executive Report ahead of the AGM, AAPA DG Andrew Herdman summed up some of the questions that will be on the minds of many of the Asian carrier CEOs during this AGM.
IATA AGM host Aer Lingus is in growth mode
Aer Lingus is the host airline of the 72nd IATA AGM here in Dublin. IAG acquired Aer Lingus in September, bringing it under the Group umbrella that includes British Airways and Spanish carriers Iberia and Vueling. Stephen Kavanagh joined Aer Lingus in 1988 and was appointed CEO in March 2015.
Delta signs for Airbus A330 predictive maintenance tool
Delta Air Lines is the launch customer for an Airbus-developed digital maintenance prognostics solution, Airbus announced this week.
Airbus execs ‘scratch heads’ on A320neo engine for MAX reports 3
Putting the engine developed for the Airbus A320neo on to the Boeing 737 MAX would not be easy, Airbus executives said this week, although they acknowledged they were aware of rumors that this was being considered in the US.
Cathay newest A350 operator as Airbus works XWB ramp-up
Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, becoming the sixth airline to place the new widebody in its fleet. The aircraft was delivered to the Hong Kong-based airline May 28 and will begin service June 1.
Less Liberal?
With more than 100 liberalized air services agreements in place, the US State Department touts Open Skies policy on its website fact sheet as “promoting increased travel and trade and spurring high-quality job opportunity and economic growth.” In reality, some in the US are questioning whether Open Skies policy should be “revisited.”
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
Jun 20, 2016

Steven Udvar-Hazy takes a step back

When Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973, leasing a DC-8 to Aeromexico, the commercial aircraft leasing business did not exist....More
ATW On-Location

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