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A Sun Country 737-800 at Washington Dulles Airport. The airline solely operates the 737-800 and 737-800F after retiring its final 737-700s earlier this year. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Sun Country Expands Fleet During Pandemic, Prepares Push for IPO

Sun Country Airlines, an airline specializing in ultra-low-cost and charter operations in the United States, has restarted plans for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) as soon as 2021 if demand appropriately picks up, Crain’s reports. Sun Country had hoped to push an IPO in April 2020, but the operational complexity and the gravity of losses brought about by the coronavirus pandemic dashed those plans. The airline has faced increased competition in recent months as most major U.S. airlines have expanded…

Hawaiian Suspends Inter-Island Passenger and Cargo Flights to Molokai, Lanai

Hawaiian Airlines is indefinitely suspending inter-island services from Honolulu to Moloka‘i, Hawaii and Lāna‘i, Hawaii. The services are operated by its fully-integrated subsidiary carrier, 'Ohana by Hawaiian. The suspension, which starts Nov. 1, includes not only passenger services but also cargo-only services within the Hawaiian Islands. Due to low demand…

How Fiji Airways Is Preparing Its Stored Aircraft For Future…

While many major airlines around the world are contemplating how many and which aircraft they must retire to stay afloat, they must also decide which of their existing, active aircraft should be grounded to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs, until they are ready to return the aircraft to service. However,…

UPS to Quadruple Ramp Space at Kansas City International Airport

UPS has announced that it will expand its ramp space at the Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. after the City Council of Kansas City approved an extended lease agreement for the shipping giant’s air gateway. The cargo operator leases its facility at Kansas City International from Aeroterm.…

New Cargo Airline Begins Operations in Colombia, Airports May Reopen…

Panamericana Airlines, a Colombian company founded in Barranquilla under the direction of Thomas Friese, announced that it will begin operations in the second half of August. In an interview for El Heraldo, Ronald Peña, Panamericana Airlines Expansion Manager, said that the carrier will first offer international service to Miami and…

Atlas Air Second Quarter Performance Exceeds Expectations

While the passenger segment of the airline business continues to struggle with rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlas Air’s parent company issued its second-quarter report today reporting a better than anticipated performance and signaling a very positive outlook for the year ahead. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, parent to Atlas Air,…

JetSMART Confirms Ultra-Low-Cost Cargo Operations

During the pandemic, JetSMART has operated uninterruptedly and according to the latest report from the Civil Aeronautical Board, they reached a market share of 28.4% during the month of June, which represents the transportation of 31,810 passengers. The rest of the market is completed by LATAM with a 45.7% share,…

Korean Air Suspends Flights, Adjusts Premium Classes and Freighter Fleet

Korean Air announced Monday that it is scaling back a significant number of flights due to the decrease in passenger volume because of the coronavirus. In a press release, the airline announced it would be either suspending or reducing the frequency on dozens of flights in both its international and…

Mesa Air Group Signs Contract With DHL, Adds Boeing 737

Mesa Air Group, a major regional carrier in the United States, announced Monday that it will provide air cargo services for DHL Express starting this year. Mesa will inaugurate the Boeing 737-400F into its fleet for the flights. The contract will see Mesa operate two cargo aircraft out of Cincinnati/Northern…

Azul Makes World’s First E-Jet Cargo Conversion

As the industry forecasts a repressed demand for the months and years to come due to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines have started to make creative use of their assets to maximize their cargo revenues, which are suffering less than passenger revenues. In Brazil, Azul, the third-largest…