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.


Analysis: Delta becomes the fourth global alliance
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian cemented his company’s reputation as both industry transformer and a ruthless pursuer by taking a 20% stake in LATAM Airlines.
String of airline failures prompts repatriation reform plans 
The biggest shock this year was that of Thomas Cook, whose collapse prompted the largest peacetime repatriation exercise in UK history.
Viva Aerobus is transforming Mexican travel 
Viva Aerobus, the fast-growing Mexican ultra-LCC, wants its passengers to feel like they are taking a bus trip in the air.
Cobham is Australia’s third biggest airline 
Cobham is Australia’s largest provider of contract aviation services, including passenger flights and air freight operations
Editorial: Preparing for the long, long-haul 
New aircraft and engine technologies are making ultra-long-haul flights feasible with widebodies like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787.
WORLD ROUTES 2019: ‘Know your airline,’ airports are told
Airlines want airports to understand their business models and demonstrate how to help them control costs, executives from airlines in three different countries told airport delegates.
Analysis: Alitalia’s saga drags on; BA’s pilots inflict huge damage
Another deadline extension was granted in September for a business plan to be submitted to get Alitalia solvent.
Outgoing Air New Zealand CEO shares his views on industry 
Christopher Luxon has never played by conventional airline rules.
Editorial: Aviation taxes don’t reduce emissions 
Concerns about global warming and the environment have led to an anti-aviation sentiment, causing some countries to consider adding new taxes on airlines.
WORLD ROUTES 2019: Cobham Aviation raises its brand under new CEO
Australia’s largest provider of contract aviation services, including passenger flights and air freight operations, is a name unfamiliar to many outside the country. That’s starting to change.
BREAKING NEWS: Thomas Cook ceases trading
UK leisure travel specialist Thomas Cook Group has ceased trading and all flights have been canceled, the UK CAA has announced.
WORLD ROUTES 2019: Saudia looks to growth; sees LCC flyadeal evolving into feed carrier
Saudi Arabian Airlines is on a growth plan that will both extend its reach to European destinations using long-range narrowbodies and broaden its international base by focusing on countries with high concentrations of Muslim populations.
WORLD ROUTES 2019: Changi plans for huge growth; new Jewel facility attracts millions
Despite still having capacity growth for about 19 million more passengers annually beyond the 66 million currently handled, Changi Airport Group (CAG) has embarked on a Terminal 2 expansion that will add capacity for 15 million more passengers in the 2020s.
WORLD ROUTES 2019: Airlines and airports seek more data on emerging routes
Airlines and airports anticipate a huge change in city point connections enabled by new very-long range narrowbodies and widebodies, although some say they do not yet the data to validate these emerging markets.
Editorial: Beijing can be better 
While most of the protestors maintained peaceful demonstrations, they were wrong to block passengers from accessing the departure lounge.
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