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 May 28, 2015

Looking for a buyer: Skymark A380s sit on Airbus tarmac in Toulouse

Taking in the Toulouse sunshine, and clearly not going anywhere soon, is this pair of Airbus A380s which were originally bound for Japan and Tokyo-....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 22, 2015

If only ATM modernization, not the Gulf carriers, was the target of this campaign

A quick thought on a week that has once more seen the two sides in the US vs. Gulf carrier dispute counter-claiming and, in the case of the US....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 20, 2015

Video clip: MSNBC news program looks at the Gulf carrier subsidies dispute

US TV station MSNBC’s Road Map program ran a 10-minute segment this morning looking at the US versus Gulf carrier dispute....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 17, 2015

Another week in Washington and subsidies debate looks like a long one

In an interview with American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker last week, I asked him whether he thought the Gulf carrier spat would be a long,....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 11, 2015

If a third of my seat has a 25 inch pitch, shouldn’t the airline pay me an ancillary fee?

I’m writing this blog from onboard US Airways/AA flight 595 from Phoenix to Washington National. I don’t normally get into the traveler thing or....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 29, 2015

US carriers are not backing off Gulf campaign, but may be changing tactics

Some thoughts on yesterday’s panel debate on the Gulf carriers at the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Las Vegas. I observed the majority of the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 24, 2015

The A380 10 years on and Leahy’s optimism for 50 years more.

It’s been 10 years since the first Airbus A380 took flight. To mark the occasion, Airbus has created a video starring their COO, customers John Leahy....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 21, 2015

Will Alitalia be next to leave the AEA fold?

With news today that airberlin is leaving the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in the spreading dispute over what is “fair” competition by the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 19, 2015

US review of Gulf carriers should establish facts vs fancy

As the campaign led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines sped from secret briefings in Washington DC to the broad media and loud....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 13, 2015

The problem with today’s air passengers, defined by Louis C.K.

If you haven’t seen this clip of comedian Louis C.K. on the Conan show, then you will enjoy and relate it to something you see almost every time you....More

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