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 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
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 06, 2017

Editor’s Blog: Walsh’s meltdown over the BA meltdown

A clearly irritated Willie Walsh was ready to chastise the press. “It wasn’t a computer meltdown,” he said as soon as he was asked about the British....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 05, 2017

Editor's Blog: The USA becomes the unnamed problem child

If you wanted an indicator of how far the US has fallen in the regard of global opinion, Cancun would be a good place to be this week.As one speaker....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 29, 2017

The bigger questions of British Airways’ 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....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 02, 2017

US lawmakers are angry, but want airlines to self-regulate

Today’s congressional hearing on US airline customer service was certainly a venting exercise for lawmakers. The question is, will this new wave of....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 11, 2017

Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full....More