Karen Walker

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

Washington, DC


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.


Podcast: The JetBlue-Spirit Merger

By Karen Walker Aug 10, 2022
What will these two U.S. airlines look like as a single operation; and how hard will it be to get it through regulatory approval?
Air Transport

Podcast: FAA’s 5G Dilemma

By Karen Walker Aug 04, 2022
Airlines are angry about an FAA proposal to address the risk of interference from new 5G wireless towers in the U.S.
Air Transport

Podcast: Airport Chaos Blame Game

By Karen Walker Jul 28, 2022
Why are European and UK airport and airline execs fighting about the air travel disruptions that have occurred this year, as people rush to fly again, instead of working together on solutions?
Air Transport