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

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?...

Airport drinking; when to call time?

in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 15, 2017
Is limiting the number of alcoholic drinks each passenger can consume at an airport a good idea?...

Sully video blog – reader comments & a follow up

in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 11, 2017
Not surprisingly, my latest blog on “Sully” Sullenberger’s AAAA videos campaigning against US ATM reform ignited a strong response from readers.......

Sully’s misleading statements on US ATC reform

in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 10, 2017
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a US Airways A320 on the Hudson River in New York, is campaigning against moves to reform and......

New US security rules are a win for common sense

in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 24, 2017
The US government’s new security rules for all international flights bound for the US came into effect last week. I experienced them first hand at......

The UK’s laptop security predicament

in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 06, 2017
Gradually, business returns closer to normal for those airlines and airports that were affected by the US government’s poorly conceived laptop ban in......

The subsidy irony of Anderson’s new gig

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 27, 2017
Amtrak’s pick of former Delta Air Lines chairman and CEO Richard Anderson to be its president and CEO provides exactly the sort of tough leadership......