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.

Jay Shabat, Senior Analyst

Jay Shabat has been Airline Weekly’s lead writer and analyst ever since he co-founded the company in 2004. Prior to that, Shabat earned a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), with concentrations in international finance and economic policy and a regional focus on Europe. At the George Washington University, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in international business. Other airline experience includes three years as a senior revenue management analyst for US Airways in Virginia and two years as a corporate pricing analyst for Air France in New York City. He has taught numerous airline management courses and consulted for airlines around the world, providing instruction and expertise in airline industry economics, revenue and cost management, network planning and marketing/distribution. Shabat currently lives in Fort Myers, Florida.

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