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 Jun 27, 2016

Brexit could lead to doors closing on Open Skies

Among questions being asked in the air transport industry since last week’s shock Brexit referendum result is what does the UK’s divorce from the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 10, 2016

IATA leadership transition: From TT to AdJ; al Baker, please behave

Alexandre de Juniac’s tenure as the seventh IATA director general....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 06, 2016

Bag Blog final: Airlines & airports score well; Dulles customs not so

As I’m now back home in Washington DC, this is the final “bag-blog” covering the last leg of my European work trip. Essentially, both security....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 03, 2016

Irish charm delivers me to Dublin

This bag-and-I update is a little delayed as I’ve been at the IATA AGM in Dublin the past couple of days. So how did the last leg go? There was an....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 30, 2016

Hamburg again; Avec ou sans bag?

The latest leg took me back to Hamburg last night from Barcelona via Paris Charles de Gaulle; an Air France Airbus A321 followed by an A320....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 25, 2016

Second leg: Air France delivers my bag but loses 13 passengers

Happy to report that I am in Barcelona and so is my bag. Two flights completed from Hamburg to Barcelona, via Paris Charles de Gaulle, in Air France....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 24, 2016

Dulles to Hamburg, hassle-free and bag delivered

The first leg started and finished well. Bag drop-off at Washington Dulles was a breeze – I had checked in online, walked right up to the counter and....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 20, 2016

If It’s Tuesday it must be Barcelona, but where will Karen’s bag be?

On Sunday I depart for a two-week work trip that involves seven airports, six countries, five hotels, four airlines and three different work events,....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 12, 2016

Congress’ colander case for solving long airport security lines

Each time I think political meddling in how airlines run their business cannot get any worse or more ridiculous, one of our elected lawmakers proves....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 05, 2016

Norwegian becomes the new “Gulf” target in the transatlantic battle

Perhaps not surprisingly, last month’s announcement by the US Department of Transportation that Norwegian Air International (NAI) should be granted a....More