Post-Covid Delta Reaffirms Commitment to MSP Hub

it should come as no surprise to anyone who travels by air with any regularity that the airline industry has been possibly the worst hit business sector due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Air carriers around the globe have spent the last year trying to survive, with any thoughts of profitability being immaterial. Multiple congressionalContinue reading “Post-Covid Delta Reaffirms Commitment to MSP Hub”

Spirit Airlines Announces Inaugural Milwaukee Service

Ultra low fare carrier Spirit Airlines has announced plans to to begin service from Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport in June. The 8th-largest U.S. carrier is headquartered in Miramar (metro Miami), Florida, operating a fleet of Airbus aircraft more than 500 times daily to 78 destinations in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit will offerContinue reading “Spirit Airlines Announces Inaugural Milwaukee Service”

Delta Remains Only U.S. Carrier to Block Middle Seats; Extends Policy Through April, 2021

Continuing to listen to its customers, Delta Air Lines has committed to the extention of its popular middle seat blocking policy through at least April of this year. The Atlanta-based airline has limited the number of passengers on its flights since April of last year, offering inflight spacing between travelers and a sense of comfortContinue reading “Delta Remains Only U.S. Carrier to Block Middle Seats; Extends Policy Through April, 2021”

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”