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

Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis

in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 16, 2017
With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about......

Editorial: Gulf Open Skies decision is right call

in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 15, 2017
Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained....

Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines

in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 12, 2017
A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the......

British Airways, Heathrow & UK Border Force mess up big time

in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 10, 2017
It's 3am, London time, Monday and I'm sitting on the floor of Heathrow Terminal 5....

Dubai Air Show: Ode to the Missing Man

in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 14, 2017
As they walked the line at Dubai’s Fair, They met a man who wasn’t there....

Cathay & Qatar: Who wins?

in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 07, 2017
At first glance, it’s difficult to see the gains that Qatar Airways’ stake in Cathay Pacific Airways brings to either airline. But dig deeper and......

EDITORIAL: Planes, Politics & Protectionism

in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 18, 2017
It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his......

Monarch’s fragile wings

in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 02, 2017
The collapse of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines is bad for those travelers whose vacations are upended; worse for the almost 2,000 people who......

Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions

in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 20, 2017
Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could......

O’Leary’s Mea Culpa

in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 19, 2017
Who thought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry?...