Karen Walker

Air Transport World Editor-in-Chief and Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief

Washington, DC

Summary

Karen Walker is Air Transport World Editor-in-Chief and Aviation Week Network Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief. She joined ATW in 2011 and oversees the editorial content and direction of ATW, Routes and Aviation Week Group air transport content.

Karen serves on the board of directors of the International Aviation Club of Washington and was the IAC’s President in 2017-2018.

Karen has been writing about the aerospace and air transport industries for more than 35 years and is a recognized authority and commenter on the airline industry. She is a regular speaker and moderator at aviation events worldwide and a commentator on radio and TV news programs. In 2019, she was a judge and a presenter for IATA’s inaugural diversity awards.

Based in Washington D.C., she gained her degree in journalism in the U.K. and is a multiple winner of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s aerospace journalism awards.

She is the recipient of the Aerospace Media Awards 2021 Aerospace Writer of the Year.

Articles

Podcast: The Battle for Spirit Airlines

By Karen Walker May 12, 2022
Our editors discuss competing bids to acquire U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines and how the outcome could change the U.S. airline landscape.
Air Transport

Podcast: IATA DG Willie Walsh On Challenges Airlines Are Facing Ramping Back Up

By Karen Walker May 05, 2022
As air transport recovers to normal levels in much of the world, IATA Director General Willie Walsh discusses the issues carriers are now contending with, how the market is changing and the outlook for the industry. 
Air Transport

Podcast: How Can The U.S. Pilot Shortage Be Resolved?

By Karen Walker Apr 28, 2022
Listen in as Aviation Week and ATW air transport editors discuss the pilot shortage U.S. airlines are grappling with during the post-pandemic rebound.
Air Transport