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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 Oct 19, 2019

Is Bastian creating the fourth global alliance?

With the stroke of his pen, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian cemented his company’s reputation as both industry transformer and a ruthless pursuer to....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 14, 2019

Michele McDonald

Michele McDonald, a long-time contributor to ATW, died Oct. 5....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 11, 2019

Alitalia’s endless extensions on government money

In what has become close to a bimonthly event, another request has been made to extend the deadline for a business plan to be submitted to get....More
in ATW Editor's Blog 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
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 27, 2019

EC’s clear message to the US: Don’t mess with Air Italy

EC Mobility and Transport director general Henrik Hololei’s letter to US State Department under-secretary Manisha Singh couldn’t be clearer: Hands....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 25, 2019

US Big 3 glosses over UAE Open Skies outcome

Reading the US Partnership for Open....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 20, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display

The fourth and final trade show day saw a handful of additional Airbus narrowbody orders or conversions, closing a show that was relatively light on....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 19, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs

Day three of the air show was a good one for Airbus and particularly its newly-launched A321XLR, which is demonstrating early on that airlines see....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 18, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: “It’s a brand I trust”: Walsh’s very public endorsement of Boeing

Paris Air Show day two and, shock, some real news! In the best-kept industry secret of the year, British Airways parent International Airlines Group....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 17, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: A quiet opening to what could be a quiet week

The Paris Air Show has opened with no surprises and relatively few new airliner orders. This will likely be the pattern for the week....More

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