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 Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 24, 2017

Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back?

Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 17, 2017

Don’t dismiss the widebody

Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 17, 2017

MH370 becomes a ghost ship

It’s a sad day in commercial aviation history with the confirmation that the search for MH370 has been suspended....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 06, 2017

Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale

There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 03, 2017

Uncertain Times: The global airline industry’s 2017 watch points

No matter your industry or priorities, the common feeling entering 2017 is one of uncertainty about how this year will turn out. The airline industry....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 28, 2016

The flight crew dilemma: a follow up

Since I wrote in this blog about a couple of onboard incidents involving passenger behavior, more details have come to light about the second....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 22, 2016

The flight & cabin crew dilemma

A white male with an American accent stands in the aisle of a commercial airliner and delivers an angry, hate-filled, political rant at the rest of....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 16, 2016

Lufthansa & Etihad: From enemies to partners

Lufthansa and Etihad, in the past, have fought over airberlin codeshare rights specifically and more broadly over Gulf carrier growth and subsidy....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 01, 2016

Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an....More