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.


Analysis: Warnings To Fix The US Air Transport System Get More Urgent

By Karen Walker Sep 21, 2023
A call to action.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Podcast: A Discussion With Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr

By Karen Walker Sep 21, 2023
Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr discusses North American route expansion, ITA, returning the Airbus A380 to service and supply chain problems.
Window Seat Podcast

Lufthansa Plans Big North American Expansion; A380 Will Fly To Dulles

By Karen Walker Sep 12, 2023
The major network expansion will see Lufthansa’s seats in the U.S. market grow by 16% in 2024, Group CEO Carsten Spohr said.
Airlines & Lessors