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Sun Country's newly-painted Boeing 737-800 at the paint shop in North Carolina. (Photo: Sun Country)

Interview: How Sun Country is Adapting to an Evolving Industry Climate

As the airline industry struggles to find its footing during an unprecedented travel downturn worldwide, many air carriers are finding new ways to cope during this period. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is no exception to this. While commonly seen as a leisure carrier, the airline has recently enacted contracts to haul cargo for Amazon, something new for a purely passenger-carrying operator. Sun Country’s passenger-carrying operation is largely seasonally-based, meaning routes fade in and out with the season, targeting leisure…

Atlas Air 767 Freighter Crashes Near Houston-IAH

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter has crashed into Trinity Bay, east of Houston. The aircraft departed Miami International Airport with Houston Intercontinental airport as its destination at 11:33 local time, and crashed "shortly before 12:45", according to an FAA statement. The crash occurred about 40 miles southeast of Bush…

Amazon Prime Air Pilots Head to Seattle for Protest Outside…

The saga for cargo pilots flying under the Amazon Prime Air brand and their fight for increased working standards, benefits and wages continues as pilots employed by both Atlas Air and Abx Air took their fight to Amazon’s doorstep to make their voice heard. In a protest outside Amazon’s headquarters…

Southern Air Pilots Vote to Adopt New Standards

In a vote that saw an overwhelming majority of Southern Air pilots vote in the affirmative, a Letter of Agreement (LOA) that will raise pilot standards at Southern has been approved. The two-week long vote began on July 25 and closed on Thursday, achieving a 94.76 percent margin to ratify…

Southern Air Cargo Pilots Hope to Improve Standards with New…

When two airlines are combined, either through acquisition or merger, there's always the question of integration when it comes to the pilots. Cargo airlines are no different. In 2016, cargo giant Atlas Air acquired rival cargo airline Southern Air for $110 million. Two years later, Atlas has yet to equalize…

The Cost of Free Shipping: Cargo Pilots Claim Amazon is…

As the old saying goes, "if it's free, it's for me," and for most American consumers, nothing beats free. Ecommerce giant Amazon understands this well and is known for providing its Amazon Prime customers with 2-day shipping on products and effectively wiping out the retail industry in the United States,…

Rolling Dice For a Free Flight: JetBlue Creates Board Game…

For just $19.99, a select few people will have the chance to fly on JetBlue to any destination in the carrier’s network. The airline created a board game called “Get Packing!” that can be played with three to six players, includes six packing boards, 60 packing cards, 48 wild cards,…

The World’s Most Valuable Retailer Joins The Sky

The world’s most valuable retailer, Amazon, has reached a huge milestone in global delivery and logistics. They are revealing their first branded airplane, a 767-300F named “Amazon One.” The company has planned to lease 40 aircraft through their partners Atlas Air and Air Transport Services Group. There are 11 airplanes…