Karen Walker

Karen
Walker
Editor-in-Chief,
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.

Articles
Analysis: Why US majors are picking a fight with Air Italy
If the CEOs of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines get their way, US Congress will hold yet another set of hearings this year on the seemingly never-ending quarrel over the US Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Air Italy A330-200
US CEOs say AA-DL-UAL are waging ‘disinformation campaign’
FedEx chairman and CEO Fred Smith has joined with the CEOs of Atlas Air Worldwide and JetBlue Airways to strongly rebuke an open letter to US President Donald Trump from the CEOs of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines claiming that Qatar Airways’ stake in Air Italy breaches the US-Qatar Open Skies agreement.
American extends Boeing MAX ops freeze through mid-August
American Airlines has further extended its cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations through Aug. 19, the airline announced Sunday.
EasyJet Airbus A319
Routes Europe 2019: EasyJet ‘turns Berlin orange’
A rapid expansion effort and high-profile brand campaign is “turning Berlin orange” since European ultra-LCC easyJet—famous for its bright orange livery—acquired the Tegel Airport assets of former airline airberlin.
LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-8
Routes Europe 2019: Warsaw remains key to LOT’s network growth
LOT Polish Airlines will launch a number of new long-haul routes this year, including Warsaw-Miami in June, but its strategy remains to focus on Central and Eastern European markets.
TUI Boeing 737 MAX 8
Routes Europe 2019: Europe’s TUI outlines MAX grounding costs
European leisure airline TUI Group, which had 15 Boeing 737 MAX 8s in its fleet of 150 aircraft when the aircraft was grounded, expects the cost impact to be about $200 million assuming the MAXs will remain out of service through June.
Routes Europe 2019: European landscape still a rough ride for smaller carriers
Europe’s strong airlines will get stronger and the weak will get weaker as consolidation in the region continues, and small carriers see pressure on yields intensifying.
Concierge robot FRAnny
Fraport trials concierge robot at Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport is conducting a six-week trial of a robotic head that can greet passengers and answer their questions such as how to find their gate, a restaurant or how to access free Wi-Fi.
AirBaltic A220-300
Routes Europe 2019: A220 enables airBaltic’s network growth
Riga-based carrier airBaltic is opening new routes on a scope and scale that would not have been possible without the Airbus A220-300 that is rapidly becoming the mainstay of its fleet.
Routes Europe 2019: Data is the new driver for airlines
Airlines are increasingly becoming data analytics companies that want to use data for a deeper understanding of their markets.
S7 co-owner Fileva killed in private jet crash
Russian airline S7 co-owner and major shareholder Natalia Fileva was killed when the private jet she was flying on crashed near Frankfurt March 31.
Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sit on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor
Southwest MAX on ferry flight requested emergency landing after takeoff
Pilots of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 reported an emergency and returned to Orlando International Airport soon after takeoff March 26, the airline and FAA confirmed.
Air France-KLM Group’s changing partnership 
The Air France-KLM Group partnership has endured challenges this past year as strikes, competition and management changes affected earnings and led to friction.
Editorial: China called it first
The response to the second Boeing 737 MAX crash was an aviation regulatory gamechanger.
EDITORIAL: China called it first 
Whatever is ultimately concluded about the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the response to the second accident was an aviation regulatory gamechanger.
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Blogs & Commentary
Mar 25, 2019
blog

When KLM decided to take over Ryanair…

Five leading European airline CEOs had some fun during the recent Airlines for Europe (A4E) Aviation Summit, saying which rival airline they would like to run for a week and why....More
Mar 13, 2019
blog

US, under pressure, grounds MAX

A stunning week, beginning with the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX and, three days later, every single MAX is grounded—and the US was last to make that call....More
Mar 13, 2019
blog

FAA, US airline leaders need to speak up on MAX

News this morning that Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 MAX is highly significant and truly leaves the US isolated on this issue....More

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