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.

SIA Is First Asian Carrier To Join Pre-Check 
Pre-Check allows approved passengers to go through airport security without removing their jackets, belts and shoes.
IFE Cybersecurity A Growing Concern 
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for airlines as evolving inflight entertainment systems start using more sensitive passenger data.
American Airlines Ready For Electronics Ban Expansion 
Meanwhile, the carrier is focusing on rolling out its premium-economy product in its international network.
U.S. Carriers Vie For Havana Openings 
Airlines hungry for more frequencies to Havana are engaged in a feeding frenzy in the U.S. Transportation Department dockets, arguing over which should get the slots up for grabs now that Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines are exiting the market.
American’s Goulet, Who Led Integration, To Retire 
Bev Goulet has been leading the American Airlines and US Airways integration since 2013.
Delta To Sell Upgrades After Ticket Purchases 
In an effort to boost revenues and sales, Delta Air Lines is changing the way it allows passengers to buy upgrades, the carrier’s president said recently.
Allegiant's new Airbus A320 departs Toulouse.
Allegiant Takes Delivery Of First-Ever New Aircraft 
The delivery of the Airbus aircraft marks a change in fleet strategy for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which had relied on used aircraft for its fleet.
Delta Airbus A321.
Delta Fleet Changes Will Boost Pacific Network 
Delta Air Lines expects its operating margin to be 15%, down from the 16% it averaged in both 2015 and 2016, CEO Ed Bastian recently told analysts.
Europe Pushes U.S. To Cooperate On Electronics Ban 
European officials have invited their U.S. counterparts to Europe for talks on aviation security in a bid to make their voices heard, as European airports and airlines on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean brace for an expected extension of the ban on electronics in aircraft cabins.
U.S. Still Considering Electronics Ban Extension 
Airlines and airports remain uncertain about whether the U.S. will extend its electronics ban to flights originating in some European airports.
European Airports Prepare For E-Ban Extension  43
A decision to ban large electronic devices from aircraft cabins on flights from Europe to U.S. destinations is expected as soon as May 11, according to industry sources.
American Creates LAX Operations Position 
Suzanne Boda currently is senior vice president of hub and gateway operations. In her new role, she will oversee the development of American’s Los Angeles hub and Asia gateway.
North American LCC Fleet Changes Augur Aggressive Expansion  1
WestJet, JetBlue and Southwest make fleet decisions this year that could set them up for rapid expansion.
Podcast: Are Backlogs Safe From Middle East Airline Woes? 10
Aviation Week editors weigh in on Emirates cutbacks and the Trump administration’s electronics ban.
Three Used 767s Going To UPS Cargo Fleet
UPS Airlines is adding its first used Boeing 767-300 freighters to its fleet, with expected entry into service in mid-2018.
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