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 02, 2015

Atlanta-Dubai: Delta’s response

The following letter was submitted to ATW by Delta Air Lines' chief legal officer in response to my blog on their decision to stop Atlanta-Dubai....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 28, 2015

The real reason Delta is pulling out of Dubai

Delta Air Lines is back in the news again today, and this time it looks rather like route shenanigans....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 27, 2015

Delta’s Anderson marches to the beat of his own drum

True to form, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson continues to do things a little differently from the crowd....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 23, 2015

The brilliance in American’s reservation cutover

Did you hear that? If you reply “what?”, then that’s the point. The world’s largest airline, American Airlines, completed the final and most....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 13, 2015

Governments failed those on board MH17

The Dutch Safety Board report today on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is welcome in that it definitively states that the Boeing 777-200....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 28, 2015

Alaska shows how independent carriers are changing US transcontinental flying

I flew from Washington Reagan to Portland Oregon yesterday on a direct, five-and-a-half hour flight with Alaska Airlines. It was an interesting and....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 10, 2015

Five priorities for the new United Airlines CEO

New United Airlines president and CEO Oscar Munoz, who took up the post yesterday after Jeff Smisek stepped down, said he will spend his first 90....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 08, 2015

Smisek’s stunning news

Today’s announcement that United Airlines’ chairman, president and CEO Jeff Smisek has stepped down is stunning. There was no public sign of this....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 28, 2015

Wanted: New IATA DG; must travel - French & guitar skills an advantage

The biggest question from today’s news that Tony Tyler will retire next year from his position as IATA director general is, who will succeed him?....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 27, 2015

One day; two sets of airline fortunes; and a chill breeze in Asia

Posting the news today, it was hard not to contrast the different week that Airbus, Boeing and airlines from different global regions are....More