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The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 47: New Developments in Leisure Travel

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor. This episode starts with a look at a recent expansion by Sun Country Airlines. The carrier announced 18 new routes at the end of April, and AirlineGeeks was able to…

Interview: Sun Country Using Proven Model to Forge New Trails

Sun Country on Tuesday announced a vast new expansion that includes 18 new routes and nine brand-new destinations. AirlineGeeks sat down with Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Network Planning Grant Whitney to discuss the expansion and how the airline is planning to expand in the coming…

Sun Country Adds 18 New Nonstop Routes

Sun Country Airlines on Tuesday announced the addition of 18 new nonstop routes to its route network. In a press release regarding the expansion, Sun Country also announced the addition of nine new airports to its route network. The largest expansion will be out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which…

Sun Country Announces 16 New Routes, Nine New Cities

Even as the coronavirus continues to plague the airline industry, Sun Country Airlines appears to be making big moves in its network. On Monday, the carrier announced 16 new routes, including nine new ones from its base at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota. 16 New Routes, Nine New Cities…

The U.S. Carriers Growing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As airlines try to continue to find the right fleet size for a post-pandemic recovery, two airlines have taken a slightly different route. Allegiant Air and Sun Country Airlines are the only two passenger airlines in the United States that now have larger fleets than when the pandemic first started…

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…

Breeze Raises $83 Million Ahead of 2021 Launch

While the coronavirus continues to take a toll on airlines worldwide, David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways has had a stroke of good luck. In August, the company secured $83 million in Series A financing from Peterson Partners and Sandlot Partners. This brings the carrier’s total funding to over $100 million and…

Sun Country Reduces Spring Flight Schedule Due to Decreased Travel…

Sun Country Airlines is reducing its flight schedule during the spring season due to decreased travel demand caused by the spread of COVID-19.  The airline is one of the first U.S. ultra-low-cost carriers to drop several routes in response to the new global virus. Beginning in April, Sun Country will…

Sun Country Airlines Announces Largest Ever Route Expansion

Sun Country Airlines announced on Tuesday in an email to customers a massive route expansion throughout the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. In total, the airline will be adding eight new cities and 19 new routes as part of the expansion. In line with its transition to a low-cost…

San Antonio International Airport Welcomes 12th Airline

Sun Country Airlines will be the 12th carrier to serve San Antonio International Airport starting on May 23, 2019. As part of the privately-held airline’s largest route announcement ever, Sun Country is also adding seven other new airports to its route network From San Antonio, the airline will first add…