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 Apr 15, 2016

Dave Barger a most worthy recipient of the Pogue Award

Cool as they are, I often argue that aircraft are not the most important or interesting assets of an airline. What really makes the global air....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 13, 2016

Post Brussels attacks, some need lesson in decency & decorum

The March 22 terrorist attacks on Brussels Airport and the city’s metro system were sickening. It beggars belief, therefore, to record two events....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 31, 2016

Virgin America: Why Alaska might be the better fit

Yesterday I wrote some initial thoughts on potential outcomes if, as widely reported but not confirmed, Virgin America is talking to potential buyers....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 30, 2016

If Virgin America is for sale, would a deal be allowed?

The potential prospect of Virgin America being merged with either Alaska Airlines or JetBlue Airways, as was widely reported yesterday, is intriguing....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 22, 2016

Life at 20,000ft and why you should choose a window seat

Tuesday was another routine day and yet a unique day in my work life. At 5.30 am I woke to news of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. As it involved....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 08, 2016

Gordon’s alive, but not necessarily doing his best by United

Former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune’s attack on United Airlines this week is troubling....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 07, 2016

Ex-Im, Airbus, Boeing & the Democratic debate

Somewhat surprisingly, Airbus and Boeing got inserted into the US election debate yesterday during the Democratic nomination debate....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 03, 2016

Cuba is a rare, hot-growth opportunity for US airlines

Large and significant as it is, the US domestic air transport market is essentially a mature market, growing at about 4-5% annually. Relative to....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 25, 2016

Embrace, don’t hate, your profitable airline

US airline profitability is getting the industry a bad press. You’d think, in a capitalist society that resents government intervention and applauds....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 19, 2016

Why Air Canada’s CSeries deal is good news for all airlines

Air Canada’s announcement this week that it intends to buy up to 75 CSeries aircraft is good news that extends beyond the airframe maker Bombardier....More