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 Jan 27, 2015

Gambling on jet fuel & how hedging relates to airfares

American Airlines’ CEO and CFO were feeling bullish today, with justification, as they reported net income of $2.9 billion for 2014, the first full....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 21, 2015

US carriers should tread carefully in their anti-Gulf carrier campaign

Following a bit of saber-rattling last year, leaders of the “big three” US consolidated carriers, American, Delta and United, are believed to ramping....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 14, 2015

Not-So-Friendly Skies according to 2014 ranking of US carrier performance

There’s an interesting article here by Wall Street Journal The Middle Seat editor Scott McCartney, providing his annual scorecard on the performance....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 07, 2015

Qatar Airways CEO offers tips on eyeliner and lipstick

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker is a notoriously hard man to please. As head of the launch customer airline for the Airbus A350 XWB, he has....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 31, 2014

For all of 2014’s heartbreaks, Brussels Airlines made brave call on Ebola

2014 was a tough year for the air transport industry. The disappearance of MH370, shooting down of MH17 and crash of QZ8501 each have left flight....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 29, 2014

Virgin Atlantic makes textbook landing with faulty landing gear

Despite the grim news of AirAsia Indonesia QZ8501, still missing, there is other airline news that points to the bigger picture of how safe and....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia QZ8501: Note differences, not speculative ‘similarities’

As efforts continue to find the missing AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 operating as QZ8501, the general media is already drawing supposed similarities....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 08, 2014

The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works!

I’m at New York JFK Terminal 4 between flights from DCA and GVA and there is something very interesting happening here that I think marks the future....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 19, 2014

Sanctions against Asiana won’t improve industry safety

The Korean government has ordered Seoul-based Asiana Airlines to suspend its flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for a 45-day period....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 31, 2014

What now for Richard Branson’s space travel dreams?

A tragic day today for Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic program, with news that test vehicle SpaceShipTwo has crashed into the Mohave Desert....More

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