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.

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.
American Airlines Boeing 757
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.
ANA aircraft Tokyo Haneda Airport
U.S.-Japan Talks Could Open Haneda—Slightly 
During talks next month in Tokyo, the U.S. and Japanese governments could discuss the possibility of Japan offering U.S. carriers more slots from Haneda Airport, or switching the existing nighttime slots to the daytime.
Regional Economic Woes Rattle Copa 
Copa Airlines has some core strengths, but currency conflicts of many of its prime destinations are taking a toll on the airline’s bottom line.
U.S. Tightens VWP Entry Requirements 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. State Department have tightened restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows citizens of 38 mainly European countries to visit the U.S. without obtaining a visa.
Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800
Can Copa’s Strong Foundation Weather An Economic Storm? 
Copa Airlines’ travails have little to do with its business strategy and everything to do with the macroeconomic climate in the region it primarily serves.
Southwest Predicts Strong 1Q Margins 
Southwest Airlines is expecting a first-quarter operating margin of ...
U.S. Airlines Should Lead World In 2016 Revenues, Profits 
Fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results, which most carriers begin reporting in the coming days, should reveal that the U.S. airline industry will once again lead the world in terms of revenues and profits, Wall Street analysts and a credit-ratings agency believe.
NUK: Request For Additional Information “Unprecedented” 
The labor groups’ request for information is “unprecedented, unwarranted, and unsupportable,” NUK said in a regulatory filing this week.
Where Will New CEO Take Spirit Airlines?  1
New Spirit CEO Robert Fornaro already sold one airline. Will he do it again?
Norwegian Seeks U.S. Approval For U.K. Subsidiary 
Supporters and opponents of Norwegian Air International’s application to fly to the U.S. have reiterated their positions on a similar proposal from its sister company. Organized labor strongly opposes the plan, while cargo carriers, travel groups and airports are staunch supporters of the new service.
Norwegian Says NUK Fully Compliant With Labor Laws 
Norwegian’s subsidiary Norwegian UK (NUK) will be governed by U.K. and U.S. labor laws, the carrier said in response to claims that its business model may violate labor provisions in the U.S.-EU open skies agreement.

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