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 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”

Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines for United Airlines Employees?

At an employee town hall on Thursday, United Airlines’ CEO Scott Kirby became the first major airline executive to call for Covid-19 vaccines to be required for all company employees. While this statement surely raised many eyebrows in the airline industry and beyond, the controversial requirement is being seen as an aggressive and forward-thinking wayContinue reading “Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines for United Airlines Employees?”

Delta, American and United Eliminate Int’l Change Fees

Hoping to spark bookings in the coming months and beyond, Delta Air Lines announced the complete elimination of change fees when flying from North America to any international destination on a Delta ticket. The move, which is sure to be received with excitement by potential overseas vacationers, has already been matched by American Airlines andContinue reading “Delta, American and United Eliminate Int’l Change Fees”

To Fly or Not to Fly? That is the Question.

Let’s face it. We’re all sick and tired of COVID-19 and just want it to go away as soon as possible. Sadly, that isn’t a choice that any of us have, so we have to continue to live with COVID fatigue for at least the next few months. Over the course of most of 2020Continue reading “To Fly or Not to Fly? That is the Question.”