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
Growing pilot demand creates training opportunities 
Training and simulator companies are benefiting from continuing air travel growth and growing fleets that drive need for pilots.
Editorial: End the airport misery
The industry's emphasis on safety pay off big. It should make similar efforts at customer service.
Indigo seals deal for 430 Airbus neos 
Airbus has finalized agreements for which MoUs were signed in November during the Dubai Air Show and which cover the purchase of 430 A320neo family aircraft for four ultra-LCC airlines.
Royal Air Maroc orders four more 787s 
Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has ordered four Boeing 787-9s in a deal which will increase its Dreamliner fleet to nine.
EDITORIAL: US makes right call on Gulf Open Skies 
Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained.
2018 commercial aviation industry market forecast 
The global airline industry continues to prove it can deliver profits year after year.
ANALYSIS: EC sounds alarm on Brexit aviation crisis
UK carriers will no longer have access to air transport agreements between the EU and third countries.
IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac
‘Urgent action’ needed to avoid Brexit airline disaster 
If the UK fails to establish traffic rights for airlines before it leaves the European Union (EU), it would be “a disaster,” the head of IATA said Tuesday.
IATA forecasts airlines to see record passengers & revenues in 2018 
The world’s airlines will carry a record number of passengers and earn all-time high collective revenues in 2018, IATA economists forecast.
Arab airlines issue resolutions on European competition, global security 
Arab carriers have joined forces in calling on the European Commission (EC) to respect state sovereignty and prioritize passenger interests as it looks to repeal and replace legislation on airline fair competition.
Pichler looks to deliver Royal Jordanian’s transformation 
Royal Jordanian has seen a financial improvement under its new leader, president and CEO Stefan Pichler, but much work lies ahead to modernize the airline.
AACO chief confident of continued Arab airline growth 
The future growth of Arab airlines is assured despite the many crises that continue to impact the region.
Arab Carriers organization condemns US tax proposal 
A US legislative proposal to tax certain foreign airlines—and which seems to target the major Gulf carriers—is a dangerous move, the head of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) warned Tuesday.
CAE sees 2Q profits rise as civil training business grows 
Canadian flight simulator and training supplier CAE anticipates continued growth in the global civil air transport training market, the company said Friday as it released its fiscal 2018 second quarter results.
A Cathay Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways to buy stake in Cathay Pacific 
Qatar Airways has announced it is taking an almost 10% stake in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 20, 2018
blog

Unions imperil Air France's future

Air France unions must realize the damage they are doing to their company, which declared the cost of their strikes through mid-April was €220 million ($272 million). But do they understand how much they are jeopardizing their own futures and those of the other non-striking employees who make up the majority of Air France’s workforce?...More
Apr 18, 2018
blog

Southwest’s ‘LUV’ heart beats through tragedy

It’s not something that any airline wants to be in a position to “get right,” but what Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines have demonstrated is the textbook way to respond to a disaster....More
Apr 5, 2018
blog

Southwest builds its own kind of international network

Cutting out three hours of travel and eliminating a connection is a real selling point....More
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