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.

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.
James Hogan and Carsten Spohr
Etihad & Lufthansa sign cooperation agreement 
Etihad and Lufthansa signed a multi-faceted commercial partnership agreement Wednesday that will see the two companies cooperate via codeshares and across catering and MRO services.
Editorial: Long Game
Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners.
Hogan to step down from Etihad 
James Hogan is stepping down as president and CEO of the Etihad Aviation Group and the Abu Dhabi-based company has begun the search for his successor, it was announced Jan. 24.
Accenture to acquire Seabury aviation consultancy 
The aviation consultancy and advisory units of Seabury Group are being acquired by Accenture.
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.
Blogs & Commentary
May 29, 2017

The bigger questions of British Airway’s IT meltdown

As with all disasters, natural or man-made, there comes a time for mopping up, analysis and self- examination. What was learned? How can this be avoided again? That’s where British Airways sits now, as schedules return to normal after the IT meltdown that essentially shut down its London Heathrow and Gatwick operations over the weekend....More
May 25, 2017

Just get it right ​

Every day there is a new headline about an airline getting it wrong, but a recent study revealed that North American passengers are apparently happier than ever....More
May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?...More
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