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

Wizz CEO’s attack on premium cabins is a sustainability red herring

in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 14, 2019
The CEO and co-founder of Budapest LCC Wizz Air has issued a statement calling for all airlines to ban premium cabins on flights of less than five......

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 04, 2019
Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which......

Boeing scrutiny by lawmakers tough but necessary

in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 30, 2019
While Boeing employees—and particularly CEO Dennis Muilenburg—have endured an awful two days at the US Senate and House hearings into the 737 MAX......

Is Bastian creating the fourth global alliance?

in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 19, 2019
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......

Michele McDonald

in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 14, 2019
Michele McDonald, a long-time contributor to ATW, died Oct. 5....

Alitalia’s endless extensions on government money

in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 11, 2019
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......

Editor’s Blog: Why Beijing’s bullying of Hong Kong Airport and Cathay could misfire

in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 16, 2019
What has happened in Hong Kong this week amounts to one thing: Beijing bullying....

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

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 27, 2019
EC Mobility and Transport director general Henrik Hololei’s letter to US State Department under-secretary Manisha Singh couldn’t be clearer: Hands......

US Big 3 glosses over UAE Open Skies outcome

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 25, 2019
Reading the US Partnership for Open......

PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 20, 2019
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......
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