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A Delta Boeing 767-300 lands in Los Angeles. Delta has announced it will furlough nearly 2,000 pilots once CARES Act terms expire at the end of September. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Delta Long-Haul Flights Return to Midwest Hub, Focus Cities

Banking on the potential availability of a vaccine, the gradual return of demand and the lifting of international travel restrictions, Delta Air Lines is adding frequencies and reopening routes in its winter 2020 and summer 2021 long-haul flying schedule. In line with IATA expectations for a multi-year recovery to pre-COVID-19 flying levels, Delta is remaining confident in its growth strategy and is aiming to fly about 50 additional transoceanic flights next summer. The airline’s revised schedule offers hope for an…

Sun Country Airlines Cuts 350 Positions in Minneapolis

Sun Country Airlines is cutting 350 operational agent positions at its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport base, according to multiple sources. Positions being cut include above-wing and below-wing jobs ranging from ticket counter agents to wheelchair service providers. The Minneapolis-based newspaper StarTribune reported the cut is nearly 20 percent of the…

“Superb Owl” Photoshop of MSP Tram Raises Eyebrows, Awareness

Many public spaces in the Twin Cities are covered in advertising promoting this weekend’s Super Bowl, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is no exception. The airport’s Poma-Otis trams feature large “Super Bowl LII” ad wraps. Local aviation enthusiast John Newsome was watching airplanes from the MSP Terminal 1 parking ramp…

Sun Country Airlines Sold to Investment Giant Apollo Global Management

On Thursday, Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines announced that it had been acquired by Apollo Global Management, a major investment group based in New York City. The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018. Sun Country is currently privately owned by brothers…