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 Jul 31, 2015

United CEO plays fast and loose with facts in NY speech on Gulf carriers

United CEO Jeff Smisek was practically punching the air yesterday in a hard-hitting speech in New York that focused mainly on the Gulf carriers,....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 24, 2015

US airline profits up; regulators on the witch hunt

Airlines that are well managed and profitable are good for everyone. Good for the carriers and their employees, good for shareholders and also good....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 21, 2015

A drone is going to bring down an airliner: why are we waiting for that to happen?

Sooner or later – and I personally believe it will be sooner – an airliner full of passengers and crew is going to be brought down after colliding....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 15, 2015

Spirit Airlines exposes the Bundlers in hilarious video

I’ve noted US low cost carrier Spirit Airlines’ wonderfully inventive and entertaining promotional videos before in this blog, but their newest video....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 11, 2015

Three pioneering planes fly for the future

It’s been an interesting week for aviation and for the potential future shape of commercial air transport. Two tiny planes crossed that sliver of....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 30, 2015

Thoughts on Emirates’ subsidy filing to US government

Emirates Airline today submitted its long-awaited response to US airline allegations that it is subsidized by its government owner in ways that....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 26, 2015

Pogue dinner a timely reminder of the importance of Open Skies

It was my great pleasure last night to attend the L. Welch Pogue Award dinner, where Paul V. Mifsud was honored as this year’s recipient....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 23, 2015

Paris Air Show: Delivery, not new orders the theme

The two largest international air shows, Farnborough and Paris, always boil down to one question: which of the two biggest commercial OEMs ends the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 10, 2015

AA Cabin Experience & Who’s that tall guy lugging a backpack?

Given my recent experience on a flight to Austin, I thought it would be interesting to share and compare with the flights I’ve just done from....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 01, 2015

“Friendly Skies”, but blame Brazil if you bump your head

On a recent flight from Washington DC to Austin, Texas, I encountered something that shows customer service in the air means different things to....More

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