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Karen Walker

Commercial Content Director, Air Transport World and Aviation Daily,
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.

Delta pilots seek conditions on Air France-Virgin JV 
Delta Air Lines pilots are asking the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to put conditions on the airline’s transatlantic joint venture (JV) with Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic, saying they have “serious concerns” about how Delta has divided service growth among crews under its immunized partnership with Virgin.
2019 IATA AGM roundup 
Airline industry’s annual CEO gathering confronts tough issues
Some say flying is bad for the planet; airlines can answer 
The air transport industry must further step up its game on emissions.
2019 World Airline Report business analysis 
In a tough business environment, the strong get stronger.
2019 World Airline Report North America analysis 
Despite business challenges, North American airlines remain the ones to beat.
2019 World Airline Report Asia-Pacific Analysis 
Costs and trade tensions weigh down a still fast-growing region.
2019 World Airline Report Latin America Analysis 
Government policies are preventing the region’s carriers from thriving.
KLM, TU Delft partner on Flying - V aircraft concept 
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced its cooperative agreement with Delft University of Technology to develop a super-efficient future airliner design.
Air Italy A330-200
Air Italy is an EU carrier, EC transport chief tells Washington 
Europe will use “all legal means” to defend its carriers’ rights within the transatlantic air agreement, the head of Europe’s transport ministry warned a Washington DC audience.
Editorial: There’s no shame in buying a flight ticket
People can now afford to fly for the first time, thanks to the worldwide boom in LCCs.
EC transport chief warns on need to address aviation environment impact
Managing its environmental footprint is the air transport industry’s “number one challenge” in a world where people’s mindsets and expectations are changing fast, the head of Europe’s transport ministry told a Washington DC audience.
EDITORIAL: There’s no shame in buying a flight ticket
Attention-grabbing as it might be, the flight-shame movement to persuade people to not fly is misinformed and misguided.
Seat fire forces Virgin Atlantic A330 emergency landing 
A Virgin Atlantic made an emergency landing at Boston Airport shortly after taking off from New York JFK July 4 after a fire broke out in one of the passenger seats.
A4A, IATA join forces on flying’s green messaging 
US airline lobbying organization A4A has joined with IATA to communicate the environmental and sustainable efforts initiated by commercial aviation and explain why flying is a responsible transport choice.
Air Italy Airbus A330-200
EC transport chief warns US not to curtail Air Italy flights 
The European Commission (EC) has given the US a stern warning not to take any action against Milan-based Air Italy that would prevent it flying to the US.
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Blogs & Commentary
Aug 16, 2019

Editor’s Blog: Why Beijing’s bullying of Hong Kong Airport and Cathay could misfire

What has happened in Hong Kong this week amounts to one thing: Beijing bullying....More
Jul 25, 2019

(Yet another) summer of discontent

Europe is bracing for a heatwave, in more ways than one, as tensions threaten to reach a boiling point between airlines, employees and passengers during the busiest period of the year....More
Jul 18, 2019

A rough ride for Ryanair

Irish LCC Ryanair really isn’t having a good week, after losing its COO to easyJet, cutting its growth because of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding and facing industrial unrest among its UK pilots....More

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