Madhu Unnikrishnan

Aviation Week
Singapore Airlines first Asian carrier to join US TSA Pre-Check 
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved Singapore Airlines to participate in the agency’s expedited screening program, Pre-Check.
Thales: Cybersecurity a mounting concern as IFEs collect data 
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for airlines as evolving inflight entertainment (IFE) systems start using more sensitive passenger data.
Allegiant Air A320
Allegiant Air takes delivery of first new aircraft 
Allegiant Air has taken delivery of its first-ever new aircraft, an Airbus A320 that departed Toulouse May 16.
A laptop passes a US Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.
EU seeks US cooperation on electronics ban
European officials have invited their US 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.
US electronics ban could extend to European airports 
The European Commission (EC) has told ACI Europe that the US ban on electronic devices could shortly be extended to European airports—but the US government has neither confirmed nor denied the new ban.
Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8
DOT officially amends Hainan Airlines’ permit to include Las Vegas 
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has amended Hainan Airlines’ US operating permit to include Beijing-Las Vegas flights.
US groups opposing Gulf carriers spent almost $10 million 
Two groups opposed to Middle East Gulf carriers’ expansion in the US spent close to $10 million in 2015 on the cause, recent tax filings show.
American Airlines Boeing 787-8
DOT grants American’s request to delay LA-Beijing route launch 
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted American Airlines’ request to delay the start of its proposed Los Angeles-Beijing service until Sept. 16.
United Boeing 787-8
United to launch San Francisco-Munich service 
United Airlines is launching its first flight from its San Francisco hub to Munich for the summer schedule.
Allegiant Air plans to phase out its MD-80s within three years.
Allegiant Air to launch international service in 2018 
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air plans to launch international flights in 2018, provided it can update its reservations system to handle foreign bookings.
Las Vegas eyes Asia for future routes 
Two months of Beijing-Las Vegas service has whetted Las Vegas’ appetite for more flights to China and elsewhere in Asia.
Aeromar ATR 42-600
Mexico’s Aeromar to grow capacity 40% 
Mexican regional operator Aeromar will add two US destinations in the next six to eight months, CEO Andres Fabre said.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800
Southwest eyes increasing foreign points of sale 
Southwest Airlines will focus on increasing foreign points of sale as it expands its international network.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
ALPA presses Trump to oppose Norwegian permit 
As US President Donald Trump prepares for a White House meeting Feb. 9 with airline and airport industry leaders, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has pressed its case for the administration to revoke Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) permit to fly to the US.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department Feb. 2.
US carriers ask incoming cabinet to review Open Skies policy 
The three US network carriers wasted no time after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s confirmation before asking him to review the Open Skies policy and the subsidies they allege Gulf carriers illegally get from their national governments.
Blogs & Commentary
May 25, 2017

Just get it right ​

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May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

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May 5, 2017

Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

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