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 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
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 06, 2015

New Air France inflight safety video is served with flair

Air France is joining those airlines that are upping the ante on producing inflight safety videos you might actually want to watch....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 26, 2015

Another media frenzy, but it's still bunkum

Today's news on the Germanwings A320 crash is shocking, tragic, and will have long-term effects on the air transport industry....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 24, 2015

Media in a spin of shame

Today’s news that a Germanwings A320 has crashed in France, with no survivors expected among the 150 passengers and crew, is tragic....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 17, 2015

Accusations over Gulf carriers finally becomes a debate

The furor over alleged Gulf carrier subsidies and Open Skies compliance got a thorough airing today at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation 14th....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 07, 2015

MH370 one year on: Never give up on finding the answers

We are now one year on from when Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar early in its scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and then....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 05, 2015

In Open Skies war game, Gulf carriers 3: US carriers 0

Today, after two years of “investigation” and a largely behind-closed-doors campaign (apart from the Delta CEO’s unfortunate CNN interview), the....More

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