Editorial Team

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Editor 

Madhu Unnikrishnan joined Airline Weekly as its Editor in February 2019. Unnikrishnan has worked as a journalist for almost two decades, much of which was spent in numerous roles at Aviation Week. Beginning as a correspondent, he rose to the role of Editor-in-Chief of the publication’s Aviation Daily. As a writer and an editor, he led coverage of the global airline industry for an international audience of C-Suite airline and airport executives. He has also held key communication roles at both United Airlines and Virgin America. Unnikrishnan resides in San Francisco. He can be reached at

Edward Russell, Reporter

Edward is Skift’s Washington, D.C.-based airlines reporter. He’s covered the industry from the American-US Airways combo to the depths of the coronavirus pandemic. He enjoys bikes, trains and runs with his dog, Heathrow. He can be reached at


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