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 Sep 02, 2014

Norwegian Air dismissal would undermine EU-US Open Skies

Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch flights of its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 26, 2014

United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become

An incident this week involving two United Airlines’ passengers who apparently got into an argument after one used a gadget to stop the other from....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 14, 2014

The story behind the story of the Boeing-Delta Ex-Im bank spat?

There is a curious war of words going on between Boeing and Delta Air Lines over the US Export-Import Bank, as detailed in my colleague Madhu....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 23, 2014

Rockets, airports, image and economies

Further to my blog on bans (or not) on flying into Tel Aviv while there are rockets firing in the area, here is an excerpt from an article in the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 23, 2014

Delta CEO talks about his Tel Aviv decision and his carrier’s “higher duty of care”

In an interview today on US station CNBC, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson talks about his airline’s decision to suspend flights to Tel Aviv....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 18, 2014

Airlines can take the high road on MH17 via airshow boycott

If, as now seems likely, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the 295 people on board were casualties of war, then this is tragically not the first time....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 17, 2014

MH17: The unthinkable happens

The entire air transport industry as well as the traveling public is in shock today as we come to terms with the second catastrophic loss of a Boeing....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 08, 2014

You’ve gotta love the Spirit Airlines’ spirit; even if you’d rather eat glass

n one of the smartest marketing campaigns this year, US ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines has launched a “hug the haters” promotion....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 02, 2014

World Cup, Emirates and world dominance

Heck, I so wanted to see the US soccer team (that’s football in real-speak) get through to the FIFA World Cup quarter finals. But none of us get what....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 12, 2014

Flying on the Airbus A350 XWB

A very special day today. Yesterday, I explained that I am in Toulouse attending Airbus’ annual innovation event to brief journalists from around the....More

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