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

Analysis: Why Airlines Are Pursuing More Codeshares And Alliances

By Karen Walker Jan 24, 2023
Turn the page back just a few years, and cynicism was creeping in about the value of the global alliances and whether they had grown too big.
Airlines & Lessors

Editorial: Modernizing FAA Has Become A Critical Need

By Karen Walker Jan 24, 2023
The world was shocked when an outage of its Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs) system forced FAA to issue a national domestic flight ground stop.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Podcast: Growing Airline Connections

By Karen Walker Jan 19, 2023
After a decline in alliances, every airline now seems ready to either renew a partnership or start a new one. Why is collaboration back in vogue?
Air Transport