About The Network

Runway Girl Network is unlike any other aviation news service in the world. Representing a collective of talented aviation journalists, the award-winning outlet combines deep industry intelligence with first-hand knowledge of the airline passenger experience (#PaxEx on Twitter) to provide unrivaled news and insight to both industry stakeholders and the traveling public.

An inherently social site, Runway Girl Network is transforming the traditional aviation B2B trade news model to encompass a B2B2C model to consider passengers’ needs and wants. It provides coverage across four key categories: Passenger Safety, Comfort, Connectivity and Services.

RGN’s columns, Details and Design, Nose To Tail, and Op-Ed serve as analysis and opinion sections of the site, while our Multimedia features (#PaxEx Podcast, In Conversation and #PaxEx TV) include on-location reporting and interviews, and bring meaningful audio and visual highlights to our audience.

Runway Girl Network also serves as a ‘Lean Into Aviation’ platform for highlighting the achievements of women in aviation, promotes equality, and celebrates culture, compassion and diversity.

Meet The Team

Mary Kirby

Founder, Editor and Publisher Mary Kirby has covered the aviation industry for over 20 years as both a journalist and an editor. After cutti...Continue Reading

Becca Alkema

Operations Manager and Contributing Writer Becca Alkema oversees Runway Girl Network’s advertising assets and client relationships. Sh...Continue Reading

John Walton

Contributing Editor John Walton, an international journalist, contributes opinion and analysis to RGN’s Nose To Tail column. He specia...Continue Reading

Kerry Reals

Contributing Editor Kerry Reals is a UK-based freelance journalist who has spent more than a decade on the aviation beat, with an emphasis o...Continue Reading

Paul E. Eden

Contributing Writer Editor of Executive & VIP Aviation International, Paul regularly writes for Aircraft Cabin Management, Aerospace Tes...Continue Reading

Marisa Garcia

Contributing Editor Marisa Garcia has worked in aviation since 1994, first in the manufacturing of aircraft interiors and cabin safety equip...Continue Reading

Jason Rabinowitz

Contributing Editor Jason Rabinowitz is a true #AvGeek who researches all facets of the airline passenger experience as Routehappy’s D...Continue Reading

Harriet Baskas

Contributing Editor Harriet Baskas writes about airports, travel, museums and a wide variety of other topics for outlets that include NBCNew...Continue Reading

Max Flight

#PaxEx Podcast co-host Max Flight is a producer of online aviation content, after having spent 35 years in the aviation industry working for...Continue Reading

Juliana Shallcross

Contributing Writer Juliana Shallcross is a travel industry reporter who frequently contributes to Condé Nast Traveler, Frommer’s and HOTELS...Continue Reading

Benét J. Wilson

Contributing Editor Benét J. Wilson is founder and sole proprietor of Aviation Queen LLC, an aviation/travel freelance writing and consultin...Continue Reading

Paul Thompson

Contributing Writer Paul Thompson is an airline industry veteran, specializing in the airline passenger experience, aircraft manufacturing, ...Continue Reading

Justin Yarbrough

Contributing Writer Justin Yarbrough works as an accessibility specialist for Rio Salado College, an online community college based in Tempe...Continue Reading

Mary Doyle

Contributing Writer Mary Doyle is founder of Rocket Girl Coaching, helping people take on their most important challenges, find exciting new...Continue Reading