Madhu Unnikrishnan

Madhu
Unnikrishnan
Editor-In-Chief,
Aviation Daily

Madhu Unnikrishnan is editor-in-chief of Aviation Daily and the Commercial Channel on the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), and he also covers North American airlines for those publications and Aviation Week & Space Technology. Prior to returning to Aviation Week in 2014, he handled media relations for Virgin America. From 2004-2013, Madhu held a variety of editorial roles at Aviation Week, starting as the editor of Aviationweek.com and AWIN, moving on to cover international affairs for Aviation Daily, and was business editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology. He began his aviation journalism career as one of the launch editors for two industry e-newsletters. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and holds a master of science degree with honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Articles
American Consolidates Its Operations At LaGuardia 
American Airlines has consolidated its New York’s LaGuardia Airport operations at Terminal B, bringing together legacy US Airways services from another terminal and existing ones for American.
DOT Reopens Frequency Allocation For Havana Flights 
The U.S. Transportation Department is opening a new frequency allocation proceeding to assign six daily roundtrip slots between the U.S. and Havana.
LCC Flair Airlines, Hahn Air In Ticket Distribution Deal 
New Canadian LCC Flair Airlines has signed an agreement with Germany’s Hahn Air that will allow Flair’s fares to be available to more than 100,000 travel agencies and on Amadeus.
Can U.S. Airlines Continue Strong Performance?  1
U.S. airlines have been performing strongly of late, but can they sustain high levels of growth in 2018, when faced with rising fuel and labor costs?
Podcast: The Commercial Aviation Boom Continues
The airline industry is confident about 2018 prospects and sees no end to the up-cycle. But there are risks and rising costs. Our editors discuss the IATA outlook.
IATA Stresses Need For Standards Regulating Drones 
The ICAO sent a state letter to its member countries to protect manned-aircraft operations from drones.
IATA Pushes For Standards Regulating Drones 
The ICAO sent a state letter to its member countries to protect manned-aircraft operations from drones.
Latin America Demand Rises, But Challenges Remain 
Peter Cerda, IATA regional vice president for the Americas, pointed to the example of Chile, which levies a $1 per-passenger fee that goes toward the government’s overseas aid projects.
José Martí International Airport
Cuba Market Strong, Despite Anemic U.S. Demand 
The IATA does not foresee more U.S. carriers pulling out of Cuba, and says the airlines currently serving are the “right players” for the market.
Investigators approach a chartered Eastern Airlines jet at LaGuardia Airport.
DOT Ends Eastern’s Story 
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) has canceled Eastern Air Lines’ operating certificate, thus bringing to close a long-running—and some say, quixotic—attempt to revive a name storied in aviation history.
Flight 625 from Miami arrives at Havana Jose Marti International Airport.
DOT Opens Havana Frequency Allocation Proceeding 
Alaska Airlines’ decision to drop its daily Los Angeles-Havana flight has prompted the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) to start a frequency allocation proceeding for flights to Cuba’s capital from the U.S.
Gogo In Talks For 2Ku Installs In Middle East 
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo is in talks with several Middle Eastern airlines, including Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, to provide its 2Ku satellite internet system, the company says.
Arab Wings Expands Training Activities In Dubai, Africa 
International Wings Group has signed an agreement to allow airframe and powerplant (A&P) students to extend their studies for higher degrees in maintenance engineering.
Gogo In Talks With Middle Eastern Airlines For 2Ku 
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo is in talks with several Middle Eastern airlines—including Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways—about its 2Ku satellite internet system.
Lessor Alafco Firms Order For 20 More MAX Aircraft 
Kuwait-based lessor Alafco has firmed an order for 20 additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft placed at the Paris Air Show earlier this year.
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