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

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......

PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 19, 2019
Day three of the air show was a good one for Airbus and particularly its newly-launched A321XLR, which is demonstrating early on that airlines see......

PARIS 2019 BLOG: “It’s a brand I trust”: Walsh’s very public endorsement of Boeing

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 18, 2019
Paris Air Show day two and, shock, some real news! In the best-kept industry secret of the year, British Airways parent International Airlines Group......

PARIS 2019 BLOG: A quiet opening to what could be a quiet week

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 17, 2019
The Paris Air Show has opened with no surprises and relatively few new airliner orders. This will likely be the pattern for the week....

Bankrupt Alitalia dreams of the premier league

in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 13, 2019
As if the saga of Alitalia couldn’t get, well, more Italian, news arrives that yet another potential investor has emerged—the chairman of a Rome......
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