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.

Southwest Flight Instructors Approve New Contract 
Southwest Airlines’ flight instructors have approved a tentative contract by an overwhelming margin, the airline and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) report.
Regional Economies Challenged Copa In 2015 
Copa Airlines’ results continue to be dragged down by macroeconomic weaknesses in some of its largest markets, a situation the carrier does not expect to improve in the first half of this year.
U.S. And Japan Reach Agreement On Daytime Haneda Flights 
The U.S. and Japan have reached a landmark agreement that will allow the switch of the four slot pairs at Tokyo Haneda Airport allocated to U.S. carriers to the daytime and provide one additional daytime pair and a new nighttime pair for scheduled service to the U.S.
American Sues Gogo, Says It May Change Wi-Fi Providers 
American Airlines has notified its inflight connectivity provider, Gogo, that faster Wi-Fi services are available and has given the company an opportunity to propose a more competitive offering.
Alaska Selects New Ad Agency And Uniform Designer 
As part of its new brand-refresh and marketing campaign, Alaska Airlines has switched its advertising agency of record, its first such change in 20 years.
U.S., Cuba To Sign Air Services Pact On Feb. 16 
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Charles Rivkin, assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, will sign a bilateral air services agreement with Cuba in Havana on Feb. 16.
Polynesian Applies For 12-Month Exemption To U.S. Cabotage Rules 
A foreign carrier could operate the only cabotage route in the U.S. for the next 12 months if the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) extends Polynesian Airlines’ exemption.
U.S. Anticipates Increased Haneda Airport Access 
During upcoming talks, Japan may offer U.S. airlines more access to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, a situation Delta Air Lines is not applauding.
How Delta Air Lines' Richard Anderson Changed Aviation Industry  5
Here are some major milestones in Delta’s history since Richard Anderson stepped into the top role.
Delta’s Anderson To Retire In May, Will Stay On Airline’s Board 
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson is retiring from his position on ...
SWAPA Pilots Picket; Talks To Resume In March 
For the first time in Southwest Airlines’ history, its pilots union picketed in protest of the airline’s failure to strike a new labor pact.
Norwegian Expected To Top Agenda Of Next U.S.-EU Meeting 

Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) pending application for permission to serve the U.S. will be on the agenda at the next U.S.-EU aviation meeting, in April in Washington, Aviation Daily has learned. 

Norwegian Likely To Top Agenda Of Next U.S.-EU Meeting 
Norwegian Air International’s pending application for permission to serve the U.S. is slated to be on the agenda at the next U.S.-EU aviation meeting, in April in Washington.
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American Airlines Posts Record Profit, Slashes Latin America Capacity 
Economic woes in Brazil and Venezuela have affected American Airlines’ planning and revenues, executives told analysts during the carrier’s fourth-quarter 2015 earnings call.

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