Karen Walker

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: US major airlines' fifth failure
A three-year battle started by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines against the major Gulf carriers appears to have ended with little to show for the millions of dollars of campaigning by the US airlines and affiliated unions.
White House confirms UAE fifth freedom assurance, not ‘routes freeze’
In its third version this week of what was agreed between the US and the United Arab Emirates on their Open Skies aviation deal, the White House now says there is an “understanding” that UAE airlines have “no current plans” to add fifth freedom flights, but makes no mention of a routes freeze.
White House trade director says UAE agreement includes routes freeze
In what appears to be a divergence from the terms of the US and United Arab Emirates (UAE) new Open Skies side agreement, a top White House official told industry stakeholders that there is a freeze on adding routes to the US.
US-UAE Open Skies terms reaffirmed, including fifth freedom rights 
All sides are claiming a “win” in the US agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on their Open Skies aviation agreement, but the agreement stays fully intact and the document drawn up by the two governments indicates US carriers American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines have achieved very little in their three-year campaign to clip the wings of the major Gulf carriers.
ANA A380 business class
ANA A380s feature new cabin options
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is configuring the cabins of its Airbus A380s with four classes and some all-new features that include a changing room, bar counters in all cabins and couch options in economy.
Meeting Airbus’ new chief salesman 
Airbus’ new chief salesman joins at a time of transition for the company and the industry.
Editorial: Striking at the Heart
Air France unions jeopardize their future.
Analysis: Creative cabin designs abound, but will they sell?
Can the latest slew of new cabin seat products take off?
American orders 47 787s, cancels A350 order 
American Airlines announced April 6 it is ordering 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and canceling its order for 22 Airbus A350s. The oneworld airline is also deferring delivery of 40 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbodies.
Boeing won’t appeal Bombardier CSeries ruling 
Boeing has not appealed the US International Trade Commission’s (ITC) rejection of its CSeries price-dumping claims against Bombardier. Boeing confirmed the March 22 deadline to appeal the Jan. 26 vote passed without it filing an appeal.
Interview: Yuji Hirako, president and CEO, ANA
Airline leader says focus on high-quality customer service, growing international network and strong financial results are ANA employees' top achievement.
Boeing marketing chief cautious on NMA business case 
Making a business case for Boeing’s potential new mid-market aircraft (NMA) remains the manufacturer’s biggest challenge, Boeing’s chief salesman said, even as more airlines are pushing for the aircraft sooner rather than later.
Analysis: End Of US-Qatar Open Skies Dispute called win for all
An Open Skies “understanding” with Qatar will be harder for the US to replicate with the UAE.
IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac
JFK storm crisis prompts better communications initiative 
IATA is coordinating efforts to ensure airlines, airport authorities, air traffic control (ATC) authorities and other key aviation stakeholders communicate critical information better when there is an incident that causes severe operational disruption at a major airport.
Editorial: America’s aviation budget shame
The Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget is a disappointment and a huge missed opportunity for the country’s commercial air transport industry and for Americans.