Airlines Decimated by Pandemic. Time to Start a New Airline? Hello, Avelo Airlines

The U.S. airline industry has twice been bailed out by Congress in the last year due to a lack of customers from the coronavirus pandemic, so the first new startup carrier in 15 years has decided that now is the time to begin service. Crazy? Maybe. Questionable timing? Without question. But inaugural service by newContinue reading “Airlines Decimated by Pandemic. Time to Start a New Airline? Hello, Avelo Airlines”

MSP-Based Sun Country Announces 18 New Minnesota and Wisconsin Routes

Banking on its successful IPO which raised $218 million in March, hybrid low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines (SY) has announced plans to expand its footprint close to its home base at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). As has been the focus since inception as a charter airline in 1982, all of the new routesContinue reading “MSP-Based Sun Country Announces 18 New Minnesota and Wisconsin Routes”

Delta Adding More Summer and Year-round Flights to Alaska

With domestic flying primed to increase post-pandemic much sooner than international routes, Delta Air Lines has announced a dramatic increase in Alaska service from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and other major hubs. Twin Cities departing passengers will have three daily non-stops to Anchorage (ANC) effective May 5, and a second daily non-stop to Fairbanks (FAI) willContinue reading “Delta Adding More Summer and Year-round Flights to Alaska”

Southwest to Launch MSP/Austin Nonstops

Starting June 6 there will be an expanded choice of flight options between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Austin, Texas. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has just announced one daily nonstop will operate six days of the week to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, adding new competition to the route that is dominated locally by Delta Air LinesContinue reading “Southwest to Launch MSP/Austin Nonstops”

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Okay, it’s time for me to be truthful on social media. Not that I usually lie, but this subject matter deserves a blunt, forward looking approach. What’s on my mind? COVID. I’ve had enough. Thankfully I’m 66, so I’ve had both Pfizer shots and am good to go. But the world clearly isn’t ready forContinue reading “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”