Madhu Unnikrishnan

Madhu
Unnikrishnan
Aviation Week
Articles
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
US airlines complying with DOJ’s request for information
US airlines said they are complying with a request from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide information on capacity planning and pricing as part of DOJ’s probe into possible “unlawful coordination” by the carriers.
JetBlue Airways A320
JetBlue: DOT should limit term of Qantas-American JV 
JetBlue Airways is urging the US Department of Transportation to only approve expansion of the Qantas-American Airlines joint venture (JV) with conditions.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900
Delta threatens Dallas with legal action over Love Gates 
Delta Air Lines is threatening legal action unless the city of Dallas allows it to continue using gates at Dallas Love Field to operate its five daily flights from the facility.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to surrender Haneda slots; American to begin LAX flights 
Delta Air Lines is relinquishing its authority to operate flights between Seattle and Tokyo Haneda Airport, just days after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its final order allowing the Atlanta-based carrier to retain the coveted slots.
United Airlines to cease flights from New York JFK
United Airlines from Oct. 25 will cease operating flights from New York JFK International Airport, and will shift all operations to Newark Liberty International Airport, the company said.
JetBlue A320
JetBlue defends Open Skies; calls for regular reviews of joint ventures 
JetBlue Airways is hitting back hard against the US carriers seeking to limit the Persian Gulf airlines’ access to the US, urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) not to bow to pressure to curtail Open Skies.
Southwest Airlines 737-700
Southwest focuses international network on leisure 
Southwest Airlines’ growing international network is focused on bringing US-based leisure travelers to vacation destinations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, but that could change as the network matures, the carrier’s network planning chief said.
Debate over Gulf carrier access shows no sign of cooling  1
The US government is “taking very seriously” the request Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and their labor groups have made that consultations begin with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on alleged subsidies for the airlines from those countries, a US Department of State official said.
US airline industry faces host of labor problems 
The US airline industry must safeguard itself against “atypical employment practices,” which could threaten safety as well as destroy the compact between employer and employee, a labor leader said here.
British Airways and Iberia aircraft
IAG’s British Airways, Iberia leave AEA in clash over Gulf carriers 
In the worst clash so far among European airlines over how to deal with the Persian Gulf carriers, Iberia and British Airways (BA) left industry lobby group Association of European Airlines (AEA) at the end of March.
Interjet A320
Interjet reapplies for exemptions on three US-Mexico routes 
Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet is asking the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for permission to operate flights between Mexico City and Miami, New York and San Antonio, Texas, flights the carrier operated until its authority “unintentionally” lapsed earlier this month.
United Airlines Boeing 787
United Airlines set to start Chicago O’Hare re-banking 
United Airlines will begin re-banking its Chicago O’Hare hub this month, and reports success with last year’s re-banking of its Denver and Houston hubs.
Norwegian Air Shuttle 737-800
Norwegian’s US employees urge NAI approval 
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s (NAS) US-based employees are urging the Obama administration to approve Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier’s permit application, adding their voices to the din surrounding NAI’s controversial application.
Norwegian Boeing 737-800
ALPA, US airlines object to NAI Ex-Im financing 
Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) opponents have opened a new front in their battle to keep the long-haul low-cost carrier from operating to the US by objecting to the carrier’s loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) for aircraft purchases.
Low fuel prices not changing fleet or network plans—for now 
US carriers continue to say they are not altering network and fleet plans in light of low oil prices, although the temptation to add capacity may prove too great if jet fuel prices don’t rise.

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