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 Aug 15, 2017

Airport drinking; when to call time?

Is limiting the number of alcoholic drinks each passenger can consume at an airport a good idea?....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 11, 2017

Sully video blog – reader comments & a follow up

Not surprisingly, my latest blog on “Sully” Sullenberger’s AAAA videos campaigning against US ATM reform ignited a strong response from readers....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 10, 2017

Sully’s misleading statements on US ATC reform

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a US Airways A320 on the Hudson River in New York, is campaigning against moves to reform and....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 24, 2017

New US security rules are a win for common sense

The US government’s new security rules for all international flights bound for the US came into effect last week. I experienced them first hand at....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 06, 2017

The UK’s laptop security predicament

Gradually, business returns closer to normal for those airlines and airports that were affected by the US government’s poorly conceived laptop ban in....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 27, 2017

The subsidy irony of Anderson’s new gig

Amtrak’s pick of former Delta Air Lines chairman and CEO Richard Anderson to be its president and CEO provides exactly the sort of tough leadership....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 23, 2017

Qatar Airways’ American bid could be political

Qatar Airways’ unsolicited bid to acquire a large stake in American Airlines is indeed “puzzling”, as American CEO Doug Parker put it in a letter to....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 22, 2017

Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American

You have to hand it to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker; he never fails to surprise. This time, it appears, he has also surprised American Airlines....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 16, 2017

Cuba: You need passengers, not just planes!

My quick take on US President Donald Trump’s announcement today that the US air services pact with Cuba will remain, but a ban on US tourism to the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 16, 2017

Munoz moves United on from scandal, but will customer service follow?

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz’s speech in New York this week seemed deliberately aimed at putting the dragged passenger scandal behind him and....More