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.


New IATA Chief Warns Supply Chain Not To Take Advantage

By Karen Walker Apr 07, 2021
Airport authorities, air traffic control (ATC) providers and any others in the air transport supply chain that try to exploit the current weakness of airlines will be strongly opposed, IATA’s new director general and CEO warned.
Airlines & Lessors

Air Cargo Returns To Growth But Passenger Demand Dips Again

By Karen Walker Apr 07, 2021
The latest global airline industry numbers show a diverging business, with air cargo demand growing while passenger traffic declines.
Airlines & Lessors

Editorial: Social awareness is the new airline CEO competitive skill

By Karen Walker Apr 01, 2021
For the CEOs of some of the world’s largest airlines, coronavirus hasn’t just meant wrecked financials and networks. They are rebuilding their carriers with a new perspective on what it means to be a good corporate leader and citizen.
Air Transport