Madhu Unnikrishnan

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 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 Reports Record Quarter, Venezuela Still A Drag 
Without the Venezuela effect, American projects passenger revenue per available seat-mile (PRASM) to be between 2-4% higher in the fourth quarter than during the same period in 2013, but factoring in Venezuela, American expects PRASM growth to be flat to 2% higher than in 2013.
Southwest Reports Profits Up; Plans Measured 2015 Capacity Increase 
International routes, which launched in the third quarter of this year, now constitute about 1% of the carrier’s capacity.
Delta: Seattle-Haneda Schedule Complies With DOT Regulations 
The filing with the DOT is in response to American Airlines’ request earlier this month that Delta is “squandering” its Haneda frequencies by reducing its winter schedule from Seattle to Haneda to just enough to keep the slots from going dormant.
EC Requests ‘Urgent’ Joint Committee Meeting On NAI 
Calling an urgent meeting of the joint committee is unprecedented. In a letter to Thomas Engle obtained by Aviation DAILY, deputy assistant secretary of state for transportation affairs, Oliver Onidi—Engle’s counterpart in the EC—asked for the meeting to take place at the “earliest possible date” in Brussels.
United Turnaround More Solid, Analysts Say 
United’s third-quarter passenger revenue per available seat-mile (PRASM) is estimated to have grown by between 3.5-4% year-over-year, up from guidance of between 2-4% growth, analysts say.
American: Delta “Squandering” Haneda Slots From Seattle 
In a strongly worded regulatory filing, American claims Delta has reduced the winter Seattle-Haneda schedule to the point of irrelevance. “Delta is deserting Seattle,” American said in its filing.
Dallas Tells Delta To Halt Love Field Flights 
Dallas has told Delta that it must suspend its flights from Love Field, because United Airlines is raising utilization of its two gates. Delta was using a United gate for its flights, but United soon won’t have the space to spare.
Southwest, American Renew Objection To JetBlue’s DCA-JAX Flights 
In documents filed late in August, which the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) published Sept. 30, Southwest and American say JetBlue’s plans to serve Jacksonville from DCA is not in the public interest.
 
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