Karen Walker

Executive Editor , 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.

Posts by Karen Walker

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 20, 2018

Child border policy brings US airlines into political fray

The scandal over children being separated from their parents by US border officials at the US-Mexico border has drawn some of America’s largest....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 11, 2018

IATA’s other imbalance is the lack of LCCs

IATA’s board chairman, Akbar al Baker, created a lot of controversy last week when he ended the IATA AGM in Sydney by telling reporters that “only a....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 04, 2018

Lufthansa-Air France or BA-Air France?

Today's news that Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac will offer his resignation next week raises questions....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 27, 2018

“Finally” is all that can be said about House FAA reauthorization bill

In the end, there’s not a whole lot you can say about the US House FAA reauthorization bill other than it’s done....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 18, 2018

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....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 04, 2018

Boeing is a pawn, but not the target, in the US-China trade war

China’s retaliatory 25% trade tariffs on certain goods it imports from the US comes as no surprise. What’s more interesting is how China has limited....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 20, 2018

O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda

Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 09, 2018

The airline industry’s glass ceiling

Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 02, 2018

Delta CEO takes the high road

Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 05, 2018

Pigs might fly, but they shouldn’t do so as service animals

Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “....More

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