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 Oct 24, 2016

President Obama is wrong on airline competition; did he also plagiarize Tony Tyler?

US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 19, 2016

DOT’s new “competition” rules for US airlines have nothing to do with competition

The White House press conference held Wednesday was purportedly about competition among US airlines. It was nothing of the sort....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 17, 2016

Smartphones that aren’t

Onboard smoking has taken on a completely new meaning with this week’s bans of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone that has an alarming propensity to self-....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 30, 2016

Delta responds to commentaries on JetBlue government route award

Earlier in September, I wrote two blog commentaries about Delta Air Lines’ complaint against JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 29, 2016

Safety videos: An adorable Air China Panda & a stylish new American Airlines

Back on to one of my favorite subjects – flight safety videos – and I want to share these two with you, one by Air China and the other by American....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 28, 2016

MH17: Now round up the criminals

Was it an error? Was it intentional? Who was in charge? Who issued the instructions? Those are the key questions, raised by the international team....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 08, 2016

Forward From 15: We’ve gained more than we lost

With each 9/11 anniversary, we rightly and naturally reflect on loss. First and foremost, of course, the incomprehensible loss of lives and, for the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 06, 2016

Delta’s “Fly America” complaints get stranger the closer you look

Delta Air Lines’ complaint about JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes gets only more interesting when you study....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 31, 2016

Delta whines about JetBlue federal travel route rights

Delta’s got the blues again about competition, and this time the Atlanta mega carrier is whining about US carrier JetBlue Airways....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 30, 2016

Hitting the panic button at US airports

Two major US airports have seen substantial disruption and panicked crowds in August and in both incidents, it was a false alarm. Airports now have....More