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.


By Karen Walker
The 50th ATW Air Transport Achievement gala was held in Dubai on May 31, featuring the debut of the ATW Hall of Fame and its inaugural inductees.
Airlines & Lessors

By Karen Walker
Azul CEO John Rodgerson discusses the carrier's codeshare with GOL Linhas Aéreas, fleet strategy and the Brazilian domestic market.
Window Seat Podcast

By Karen Walker
Aviation Week Network's team on location in Dubai sits down to discuss key themes from IATA's 80th AGM, the biggest yearly gathering of airline executives.
Window Seat Podcast