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 10, 2015

AA Cabin Experience & Who’s that tall guy lugging a backpack?

Given my recent experience on a flight to Austin, I thought it would be interesting to share and compare with the flights I’ve just done from....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 01, 2015

“Friendly Skies”, but blame Brazil if you bump your head

On a recent flight from Washington DC to Austin, Texas, I encountered something that shows customer service in the air means different things to....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 28, 2015

Looking for a buyer: Skymark A380s sit on Airbus tarmac in Toulouse

Taking in the Toulouse sunshine, and clearly not going anywhere soon, is this pair of Airbus A380s which were originally bound for Japan and Tokyo-....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 22, 2015

If only ATM modernization, not the Gulf carriers, was the target of this campaign

A quick thought on a week that has once more seen the two sides in the US vs. Gulf carrier dispute counter-claiming and, in the case of the US....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 20, 2015

Video clip: MSNBC news program looks at the Gulf carrier subsidies dispute

US TV station MSNBC’s Road Map program ran a 10-minute segment this morning looking at the US versus Gulf carrier dispute....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 17, 2015

Another week in Washington and subsidies debate looks like a long one

In an interview with American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker last week, I asked him whether he thought the Gulf carrier spat would be a long,....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 11, 2015

If a third of my seat has a 25 inch pitch, shouldn’t the airline pay me an ancillary fee?

I’m writing this blog from onboard US Airways/AA flight 595 from Phoenix to Washington National. I don’t normally get into the traveler thing or....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 29, 2015

US carriers are not backing off Gulf campaign, but may be changing tactics

Some thoughts on yesterday’s panel debate on the Gulf carriers at the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Las Vegas. I observed the majority of the....More
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