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.

2016 World Airline Report - Asia-Pacific - Economy Watch 
The key question on the minds of most Asia-Pacific airlines CEOs is where is the economy going?
2016 World Airline Report - Major March 
he top three airlines in each of the ATW World Airline Report’s 2015 performance data categories tell the story.
Sizing Up 
Whichever way you look at it, 2016 is a daunting year for Airbus. In the narrowbody sector—Airbus’ bread-and-butter market—the A320neo entered service stutteringly. In the widebody sector, the manufacturer is pushing through A330neo development while also targeting delivery of 50 A350-900 aircraft by year end.
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  1
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.
Irish transport minister lauds open aviation policy benefits 

Just four weeks into the job, Ireland’s new Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross delivered a lively keynote address on the AGM’s opening day Thursday, making clear Ireland’s support for aviation, liberalization and competition.

Ross lost no time getting to the heart of some of the global aviation industry’s key issues.

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.
Blogs & Commentary
Jul 29, 2016

ANZ safety video: what you think

Last week I asked your opinion on the latest Air New Zealand safety video, which I thought lost the plot. In fact, I asked if this was the worst safety video ever produced?...More
Jul 22, 2016

The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

Sluggish PRASM performance is keeping US airline stock prices low....More
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