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 Nov 24, 2016

Congratulations Airbus

The larger variant of the A350 XWB, the -1000, completed its first flight today, marking the beginning of the aircraft’s flight-test program and an....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 20, 2016

Asia-Pacific airline CEOs have talent

Former IATA director general Tony Tyler liked to say that airline CEOs give their commitment to the global association, but their hearts to their....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 17, 2016

Smooth flying on a Cathay A350 to Manila

A nice surprise awaited me yesterday as I connected from Hong Kong to a Cathay Pacific flight bound for Manila. At the gate was an Airbus A350....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 02, 2016

Ryanair lays down the gauntlet in Lufthansa’s home base

News that Irish low cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair plans to start operating out of Frankfurt next year prompted Lufthansa Group Carsten Spohr to take a....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 01, 2016

Bags and baggage

ATW recently polled readers on this website on what they define as a “serious delay” in the delivery of their checked baggage. The result, though not....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 24, 2016

President Obama is wrong on airline competition; did he also plagiarize Tony Tyler?

US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 19, 2016

DOT’s new “competition” rules for US airlines have nothing to do with competition

The White House press conference held Wednesday was purportedly about competition among US airlines. It was nothing of the sort....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 17, 2016

Smartphones that aren’t

Onboard smoking has taken on a completely new meaning with this week’s bans of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone that has an alarming propensity to self-....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 30, 2016

Delta responds to commentaries on JetBlue government route award

Earlier in September, I wrote two blog commentaries about Delta Air Lines’ complaint against JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 29, 2016

Safety videos: An adorable Air China Panda & a stylish new American Airlines

Back on to one of my favorite subjects – flight safety videos – and I want to share these two with you, one by Air China and the other by American....More