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.


CEO Interview: Air Arabia’s Adel Al Ali on recovery, growth

By Karen Walker Dec 21, 2021
LCC Air Arabia, based in the Emirate of Sharjah, posted a net profit of AED209 million ($57 million) for its 2021 third quarter, its fourth…
Airlines & Lessors

EDITORIAL: US Airlines Asked For Support; Now They Must Deliver

By Karen Walker Dec 20, 2021
US airlines were granted unprecedented financial support from Congress to help them survive the pandemic crisis. It worked. The $54 billion in…
Airlines & Lessors

2022 Industry Forecast: Cautious Optimism For A Continued Recovery

By Karen Walker Dec 20, 2021
Will the air transport recovery continue or stall?
Airlines & Lessors