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 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
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 03, 2016

Emirates 777 fire: The great escape

Shocking as it was today to see images of the Emirates Boeing 777 engulfed in flames after crash-landing at Dubai Airport, the real story is not the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 29, 2016

ANZ safety video: what you think

Last week I asked your opinion on the latest Air New Zealand safety video, which I thought lost the plot. In fact, I asked if this was the worst....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 22, 2016

Is this the worst-ever airline flight safety video?

Air New Zealand has released its latest flight safety video. The Kiwi airline is famous for its fun videos and they are usually popular, but I have....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 21, 2016

Boeing 787 financial hit underscores cost of launching a new airliner

That Boeing has had problems with the three aircraft programs leading to the company taking a $2.1 billion hit in its second-quarter earnings was not....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 18, 2016

FAA ban on Turkish flights, although lifted, was puzzling

I’m struggling to understand why the US initially imposed such a wide and lengthy ban on commercial flights to and from Turkey following Friday night....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 13, 2016

Gone fishin’ at Farnborough

This year’s Farnborough Airshow has turned into something of a fishing exercise by the airliner manufacturers as they dangle various “stretches” of....More