Madhu Unnikrishnan

Managing Editor,
Aviation Daily

Madhu Unnikrishnan is managing editor 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.

Frontier Adds More Large-Hub Routes, Considers A321s 
The airline, which operates 35 A319s and 18 A320s, could use the larger A321s to economically boost capacity on its highest-demand routes.
People Express Eyeing Mid-October Service Resumption 
The upstart began operating on June 30 with routes between Newport News, Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Boston, and West Palm Beach, Florida (Aviation DAILY, June 28).
American Flight Attendants Laud ‘Industry-Leading’ Agreement 
The top pay scale for flight attendants from both groups goes up to $53.52 per hour, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) President Laura Gladig said.
Aeromexico, Flight Attendants Reach Deal; Union Fights For Mexicana 
Terms of the collective bargaining agreement were not revealed, although the union hailed it as a breakthrough for current and future flight attendants.
Ex-Im Extension Delays Reauthorization Decision 
Ex-Im’s authorization was due to expire on Sept. 30, but as part of a broader spending bill, Congress extended it, punting a final decision on the controversial issue until past November’s mid-term elections.
American Integration On Track; Plans Significant Asia-Pacific Growth 
The carrier originally had planned to begin the fleet integration this year, but the project has been pushed back to the middle of next year, Kirby said.
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