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 Mar 21, 2017

Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 17, 2017

The security paradox of Trump’s first budget

US President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would shift the majority of TSA costs on to the airlines and traveling public. Why would a....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 01, 2017

10 good and bad indicators for US aviation under Trump

It’s still early days in the US Trump administration, but here’s a few thoughts on the outlook for aviation, good and bad, given what little we have....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 24, 2017

Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back?

Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 17, 2017

Don’t dismiss the widebody

Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 17, 2017

MH370 becomes a ghost ship

It’s a sad day in commercial aviation history with the confirmation that the search for MH370 has been suspended....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 06, 2017

Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale

There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 03, 2017

Uncertain Times: The global airline industry’s 2017 watch points

No matter your industry or priorities, the common feeling entering 2017 is one of uncertainty about how this year will turn out. The airline industry....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 28, 2016

The flight crew dilemma: a follow up

Since I wrote in this blog about a couple of onboard incidents involving passenger behavior, more details have come to light about the second....More