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 Feb 27, 2015

Moments missed if you weren’t at the ATW 41st Achievement Awards

As always, a great time was enjoyed Wednesday evening as the ATW publisher and editors hosted the 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards in....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 19, 2015

Delta’s terrorist apology is not enough

Delta CEO Richard Anderson’s unfortunate comment on CNN on the UAE and 9/11 terrorists shows the dangers of the slippery slope he has put himself on....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 16, 2015

Why UAS is a misnomer and airliners must come first in rulemaking

The reality of unmanned aerial systems – or UAS - is that’s it’s a misnomer – there is always a ‘man’ (or woman) behind an ‘unmanned’ system, and....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 12, 2015

Brussels Airlines launches “Africa is not Ebola” campaign and maintains a proud airline tradition

Brussels Airlines, the ‘little airline that could’ with an heroic effort during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, has launched a campaign it....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 30, 2015

Qatar & IAG: Shifting sands in the global reach of the Gulf carriers

Today’s announcement that Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.99% stake in British Airways/Iberia parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) is an....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 27, 2015

Gambling on jet fuel & how hedging relates to airfares

American Airlines’ CEO and CFO were feeling bullish today, with justification, as they reported net income of $2.9 billion for 2014, the first full....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 21, 2015

US carriers should tread carefully in their anti-Gulf carrier campaign

Following a bit of saber-rattling last year, leaders of the “big three” US consolidated carriers, American, Delta and United, are believed to ramping....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 14, 2015

Not-So-Friendly Skies according to 2014 ranking of US carrier performance

There’s an interesting article here by Wall Street Journal The Middle Seat editor Scott McCartney, providing his annual scorecard on the performance....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 07, 2015

Qatar Airways CEO offers tips on eyeliner and lipstick

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker is a notoriously hard man to please. As head of the launch customer airline for the Airbus A350 XWB, he has....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 31, 2014

For all of 2014’s heartbreaks, Brussels Airlines made brave call on Ebola

2014 was a tough year for the air transport industry. The disappearance of MH370, shooting down of MH17 and crash of QZ8501 each have left flight....More

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