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”

Time to Pamper Yourself With a First Class Flight?

If you’re contemplating air travel in the next couple of months and your travels include flights with Delta Air Lines, you may want to consider pampering yourself by traveling in the forward cabin of the aircraft. Not only will you be assured of generous social distance from other passengers aboard the flight, but through JanuaryContinue reading “Time to Pamper Yourself With a First Class Flight?”

Sun Country Lays Off HQ Staff as Airlines Struggle to Survive

Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines may be a small carrier unknown to most, but that doesn’t exempt it from the harsh reality of dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Thankfully, Sun Country entered into a contract in December of last year with Amazon, operating several aircraft for the e-commerce giant. While the carrier couldn’t have foreseenContinue reading “Sun Country Lays Off HQ Staff as Airlines Struggle to Survive”

Delta to Retire Fleet of Boeing 717, 767-300ER and CRJ200 Aircraft

In a move that probably won’t disappoint frequent customers of Delta Air Lines, the company has announced its intention to retire all of its Boeing 717s, a derivative of the old DC9-40, as well as the carrier’s fleet of Boeing 767-300ER (extended range) aircraft. Also to be phased out are Delta’s cramped and unpopular BombardierContinue reading “Delta to Retire Fleet of Boeing 717, 767-300ER and CRJ200 Aircraft”

Southwest’s “Promise” Includes Open Middle Seats

If you’re like most travelers who haven’t set foot on a plane since the COVID19 pandemic began, the last thing you want to do when the time comes to take to the skies, is to be crammed into a full airliner. Going one step further than Delta’s commitment to block middle seats through the endContinue reading “Southwest’s “Promise” Includes Open Middle Seats”