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Sun Country Airlines Adds Midwestern Beverages, Snacks, Entertainment to Inflight Menu

Sun Country Airlines has revamped its inflight menu to consist of several new food and beverage options sourced from local Midwestern brands. The Minneapolis-based carrier has newly partnered with Caribou Coffee, Fulton Brewing and Dot’s Pretzels, all Minnesota-based companies, as part of its new initiative to provide a more Midwest experience to travelers on its flights. In addition to a Midwest-sourced food and beverage program, Sun Country is also screening 15 Minnesota-themed movies and TV shows as part of its…

UK Aviation Industry Welcomes Revision of International Travel Restrictions

The U.K. government will abolish its much-maligned "traffic light system" for international travel to England starting in early October. In an announcement released on Friday, the government said it will replace the current system that has been in effect since May 17 with “a single red list of countries and…

Cubana Drops Buenos Aires, Gets Suspended From IATA’s BSP

The national flag carrier of Cuba, Cubana de Aviación, announced via Facebook that it would suspend flights from Havana to Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the post, the cessation of service is due to the current health situation stemming from Covid-19 and also mentioned a continuing measure to "restrict passenger…

Emirates Adds A380 to Istanbul Flights

The summer — normally when passenger travel demand is at its peak — is gradually coming to an end, but this past summer was like no other as there was a significant surge in leisure travel demand compared to the year prior. Fall is right around the corner, and the…

LATAM Projects Pre-Pandemic Levels of Profitability in 2024, Receives Offers…

LATAM Airlines Group and some of its debtor subsidiaries in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the U.S. and Peru released their five-year business plan along with various advances related to their exit financing process. LATAM projects, by 2024, a recovery of profitability to the levels of 2019 and an increase in…

Finnair Announces Substantial August 2021 Passenger, Cargo Growth

Finnair recently posted its August 2021 traffic results, indicating an improvement in passenger numbers and a solid month for cargo traffic. Passenger numbers increased to 266,500 last month, 38.1% growth compared to August 2020. Furthermore, the number of passengers grew by 24.5% compared to July 2021, showing significant improvement within…

United Reveals Partnership With Sustainable Fuel Business Venture

The aviation industry is often misportrayed as a major contributor to air pollution, although global travel contributes approximately 2% of CO2 emissions, but is still defined as not environmentally friendly or sustainable, within itself. The largest, prominent issue facing airlines right now is the continuation of using traditional fossil fuels,…

Virgin Australia Begins New Flights Amid Open Domestic Borders

The airline industry continues to feel the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 ordeal, which has forced several major carriers to be more alert and prepared than usual for massive changes. In addition,  there is a consistent notion to resume flight operations and rebuild route networks, as the carriers attempt to…

Singapore Airlines To Bring 737 MAX Back Into Service

More than two years after the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) grounded the Boeing 737 MAX from flying into and out of Singapore, the aviation authority finally lifted its suspension of the narrowbody jet on Sunday. CAAS affirmed it would approve returning the Boeing 737 MAX to service based…

Canada To Reopen To Vaccinated Travellers From September 7

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirmed on Friday, Sept. 3, that vaccinated travellers entering the country will be welcome. In a statement, the CBSA said, “Effective September 7, foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel.” In effect, the confirmation of…