Sun Country Files to Go Public

Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines ownership group Apollo Global Management, Inc., has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) as part of a long-term plan to grow the carrier. Apollo’s plan calls for the sale of $100 million of shares in Sun Country which will be underwritten by Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. TheContinue reading “Sun Country Files to Go Public”

Passenger Traffic Plummets at MSP in 2020

It comes as no surprise, but the extreme drop in the number of airline passengers worldwide in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic is still mind-boggling. After ten consecutive years of year-over-year passenger growth, last year saw a 62 percent reduction in airline travelers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MSP served a record 39-millionContinue reading “Passenger Traffic Plummets at MSP in 2020”

Sun Country Airlines to Expand Ground Shuttle Service to MSP

Twin Cities-based low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines has announced an expansion of its door-to-door shuttle service from five additional Upper Midwest communities. Continuing to partner with Landline, another local Minnesota company, service from home or the local airport will soon be available from Brainerd, Rochester and St. Cloud in Minnesota, as well as LaCrosse andContinue reading “Sun Country Airlines to Expand Ground Shuttle Service to MSP”

Carry-on Gun Seizure Rate Increases 100% in 2020

Shirts, check! Pants, check! Socks, check! Underwear, check! Personal care items, check! Handgun, check! Time to head for the airport and my well-earned vacation. Yes, you read the headline correctly. In spite of U.S. airline passenger boardings being reduced dramatically, oftentimes by as much as 90% due to COVID-19, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reportedContinue reading “Carry-on Gun Seizure Rate Increases 100% in 2020”

Sun Country Hoping for Air Travel Uptick with 16 New Routes; 9 New Cities

Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines is counting on a dramatic increase in COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to propel the carrier to a much improved second half of 2021. Like airlines worldwide, Sun Country has been clobbered financially by the pandemic, with very few people traveling and a majority of flights cancelled or operating with fewContinue reading “Sun Country Hoping for Air Travel Uptick with 16 New Routes; 9 New Cities”