Madhu Unnikrishnan

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 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.

Allegiant Air Preparing For International Route Launches 
Allegiant operates an in-house reservations system, and is currently updating the software in order to handle international routes and foreign currency sales.
Immigration Bypass Aids InterCaribbean’s Traffic Flow 
A new immigration bypass at Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands is helping InterCaribbean Airways achieve its goal of becoming a larger connecting airline in the region.
Alaska Airlines Builds Oregon, California Networks 
Alaska Airlines is shifting its strategy in Portland, Oregon, to give its second-largest hub a more national network, an executive at the airline said.
Las Vegas Targets Asia For Future Routes 
Two months of Beijing-Las Vegas service has whetted Las Vegas’ appetite for more flights to China and elsewhere in Asia.
Southwest Works To Increase Foreign Points Of Sale 
Increasing foreign points of sale will be a focus for Southwest Airlines as it expands its international network.
Aeromar Plans 40% Capacity Growth 
Mexican regional operator Aeromar will add two U.S. destinations in the next 6–8 months, CEO Andres Fabre said.
U.S. Travel, ALPA Continue Pressing Trump On Open Skies 
Two groups on either side of the U.S. open skies debate are pushing the Trump administration to take a stand on the matter.
Podcast: New Turboprops vs. Used Regional Jets 12
Has “jetmania” returned as cheaper, used regional jets flood the market? Can they compete with new, more-efficient turboprops? Listen in as our editors discuss.
Pilot Agreement Within Sight For Hawaiian 
Hawaiian Airlines has achieved an agreement in principle with its pilots union regarding a new contract.
ALPA Pushes Trump To Oppose NAI Permit  26
As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares for a White House meeting Feb. 9 with airline and airport industry leaders, the Air Line Pilots Association has pressed its case for the administration to revoke Norwegian Air International’s permit to fly to the U.S.
Open Skies Fight Heats Up 
Airlines that support U.S. open skies policy are trying to get the ear of newly confirmed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Open Skies Gets Vigorous Support From Travel Industry 
Proponents of the U.S. open skies policy are making their case in letters to newly confirmed Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a confirmation hearing.
U.S. Airlines, Unions Appeal To Incoming Cabinet 
The three U.S. network carriers wasted no time after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s confirmation before asking him to review the open skies policy and the subsidies they allege Gulf carriers illegally get from their national governments.
American: China Slots Being Withheld 
American Airlines is calling for the U.S. Transportation Department not to renew Air China’s route authority for a Beijing-Houston flight until the Civil Aviation Administration of China gives American slots for its planned Los Angeles-Beijing flights.
Delta Fixes Outage As Protests Snarl U.S. Airports 
Delta Air Lines has restored the system outage that forced it to cancel more than 150 flights Jan. 29, and is not addressing U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet blaming the carrier for airport delays.
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