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.

All Gulf majors & Turkish affected by new US electronics carry-on ban 
Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines are among the carriers affected by a US government emergency order that bans passengers from keeping their personal electronic devices in their carry-on bags on flights to the US.
Airline tweet prompts new US security rules speculation 
A statement posted on Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Twitter feed Monday prompted speculation that the US was about to issue a new set of security rules banning airlines flying between the US and certain Middle Eastern and African countries from allowing passengers to bring onboard electric devices, including computers, in their carry-on.
Interview: Doug Parker, chairman and CEO, American Airlines 
Doug Parker, CEO of 2017 ATW Airline of the Year American Airlines, says it's his job to create an environment where people can thrive.
President Trump at the White House
US ATC would separate from government under Trump 2018 budget proposal 
US air traffic control would be taken out of FAA and placed under the management of an independent agency under President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.
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Air New Zealand & Qantas form new lobbying group 
Air New Zealand, Qantas and four other airlines are establishing an association to lobby on common causes such as airport fees, taxes and infrastructure reform.
American CEO Doug Parker
American’s Parker: Gulf carriers threaten US hub-and-spoke system 
In another indication that there is a renewed push against the expansion of the major Gulf carriers in the US, American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker said he was “highly confident” that the new Trump administration would address the issue.
IATA CEO and director general Alexandre de Juniac
IATA chief to meet new US transportation secretary 
The IATA director general called for open borders and for governments to not interfere with how airlines distribute their products ahead of his first meeting with the new US transportation secretary.
US Major Carriers Seek Administration Support On Gulf Carriers Issue 
Expansion of Gulf carriers within the US Open Skies agreements is causing increased tension among major US airlines.
Editorial: Airlines Need More Notice When Immigration Rules Change
The Trump administration's January executive order on immigration posed a shocking and unnecessary burden on airlines and airports.
Airbus applies race-yacht ‘winglet’ design lessons to Sharklets 
Airbus is working on a redesign of its A320 Sharklet wingtips as a result of developing a new design manufacturing process for the foil of a high-speed yacht competing in this year’s America’s Cup race.
White House confirms Trump to meet airline CEOs, defends Norwegian 
US President Donald Trump is planning to meet with a number of US airline CEOs Feb. 9, the White House confirmed Tuesday.
US airline CEOs accuse majors of jeopardizing Open Skies 
The three major US legacy carriers are making demands that would jeopardize Open Skies and reduce competition, the CEOs of four US airlines tell the newly appointed US Secretary of State and Transportation Secretary.
Emirates’ Clark stands firm on merits of Athens-NY route 
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is standing firmly behind his decision to launch a daily fifth-freedom service between Dubai and New York via Athens even though the route prompted a new outburst of protest from the three US majors.
Los Angeles International Airport travelers
‘Normal’ US immigration procedures resume after judge blocks Trump travel ban 
The US State Department has lifted a ban on travelers from seven countries entering the US after a federal judge temporarily blocked the executive order made by President Donald Trump.
ANALYSIS: Etihad-Lufthansa relationship spurred by market conditions 
The new commercial partnership announced this week between Etihad and Lufthansa is seen by senior executives of both groups as a first-step towards a deeper relationship.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 19, 2017

Flying long haul with Norwegian

Norwegian’s long-haul expansion has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, but is the product any good? The simple answer is yes, but....More
Apr 14, 2017

US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....More
Apr 11, 2017

Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
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