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”
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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?”
What Part of “Don’t Travel” Don’t We Understand?
Yes, I know, my blog is named “I Fly MSP“, so it is clearly about travel and flying. I spent more than 35 years in the travel industry working for airlines and tour operators in sales and marketing positions. Clearly, I love to travel and encourage every else who wants to, to do the same.Continue reading “What Part of “Don’t Travel” Don’t We Understand?”