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Sun Country Airlines has announced the addition of 18 new nonstop routes, adding nine airports to its growing network. The expansion includes six nonstop routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), two nonstop routes from Duluth International Airport (DLH), two nonstop routes from Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), one nonstop route from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN), five nonstop routes from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and two routes from Rochester International Airport (RST).

The airline welcomes Duluth International Airport (DLH), Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) in Grand Cayman, Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), Rochester International Airport (RST), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in Turks and Caicos to its growing network.

Of the 18 newly announced routes, ten will offer the only nonstop service to travelers. From Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport, Sun Country will offer the only nonstop flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

From Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Sun Country will offer the only scheduled nonstop service to Cancun International Airport (CUN). From Duluth International Airport (DLH), Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and Rochester International Airport (RST), the airline will offer the only nonstop flights to both Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Sun Country will now offer service to five different airports on Florida’s Gulf Coast, providing visitors to the area with the flexibility to choose the destination airport that best suits their needs. With today’s expansion, Sun Country Airlines will operate a total of 93 routes across 69 airports in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.

The full list of new seasonal/year-round routes includes:

From Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

• Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)
o Service begins November 24, 2021
o Operates four days weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
o Service begins December 16, 2021 (extended from previous schedule) o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays
o One-way fares as low as $89*

• St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
o Service begins November 25, 2021
o Operates four days weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
o Service begins December 10, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $159*

• Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $159*

From Duluth International Airport (DLH)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

• Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
o Service begins August 26, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $39*

• Cancun International Airport (CUN)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $179*

• McCarran International Airport (LAS)
o Service begins August 26, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 15, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Rochester International Airport (RST)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins February 3, 2022
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins February 4, 2022
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $69*

• Fares are valid for one-way travel and are inclusive of all government taxes and fees.
• Must be purchased by 11:59 pm CT (Central Time) on May 4, 2021.
• Additional baggage and other service fees may apply.
• Seats are limited and fare may not be available on all flights or dates within the travel range. • Valid for new bookings only.

• Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. • Restrictions apply.

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Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N835SY (msn 40250) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952358.

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Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2021/04/29/sun-country-airlines-announces-18-new-nonstop-routes/

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PLAY Receives Air Operators Certificate Ahead Of June Flight Launch

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Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY has received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) today. The airline is preparing to commence flights on June 24th, so this update is a significant step for the company.

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PLAY will receive its first aircraft early next month. Photo: PLAY Airline

Another step closer

Simple Flying reported earlier today that the first service for the new airline will be to Stansted. The carrier is keen to serve popular markets around Europe from this summer before expanding to the United States East Coast in 2022. So, the securement of the AOC from the Icelandic Transport Authority will undoubtedly bring joy to the executives of the company as they can tick this significant task off the list.

Altogether, an AOC is the approval granted by the aviation authority of a country to an operator to allow it to deploy aircraft for commercial activity. Notably, a prospective airline has to have the right personnel, equipment, and structure in place to be given the green light.

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PLAY’s COO, Arnar Már Magnússon shares that there was great cooperation with Icelandic authorities to acquire the certificate. He adds that the firm also received support from major industry figures such as AerCap and Airbus, which has been valuable since these institutions know the market inside out.

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PLAY’s personnel are rearing to go. Photo: PLAY Airline

The right time

The airline’s CEO, Birgir Jónsson, shares that this progress marks a turnaround for the travel sector in Iceland. Overall, the whole board is grateful for the efforts that the staff of the company and its stakeholders have put in since the airline’s founding in 2019. The work put in has led to the airline being well positioned in the new climate.

“After the pandemic, the opportunity actually just got a lot bigger. If you’re well funded like we are now with $50 million in the pocket, you can actually do it on your own terms. I mean, it’s a very good time to lease aircraft, and you can basically pick and choose the right kind of aircraft, in our case, the A321neos. Additionally, you have great access to a lot of highly qualified and trained staff crew,” Jónsson told Simple Flying this weekend.

“Also, a lot of the competition is weak. It’s damaged. I mean we can see here, our competition like Icelandair, and other airlines, are having huge operational and business problems. So to come into that market well funded with no burden of debt, you can basically set up a company, at a point in time, where everything is beneficial to you. That’s a huge reason why we think we will succeed.”

PLAY CEO Birgir Jónsson
Jónsson is clear about the airline’s approach. Photo: PLAY Airline

The next stage

Altogether, PLAY is excited to welcome its passengers on board its new A321neos, which are arriving from the beginning of next month. There will be three units of these narrowbodies with the airline this summer to transport passengers across the skies with what are billed to be highly competitive prices.

What are your thoughts about PLAY’s progress over the last few months? Are you looking forward to flying with the airline after services commence? Let us know what you think of the carrier and its plans in the comment section.

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Source: https://simpleflying.com/play-aoc-received/

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American Airlines welcomes all customers on quarantine-free flights to Italy

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American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N829AN (msn 40651) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944766.

American Airlines has offered customers quarantine-free flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Milan (MXP) since April 2 and on flights from JFK to Rome (FCO) as of May 8. With the recent change in Italy’s travel restrictions, any customers, whether traveling for leisure or essential business, are eligible to fly on American’s flights from New York to Italy starting May 16.

Prior to travel, customers will need to provide proof of the required negative COVID-19 test and also upon arrival in Milan or Rome. After taking a second test at the airport producing a negative result, travelers will not need to quarantine in Italy.

American currently offers daily flights between JFK and MXP and three-times weekly service to FCO. American also operates four-times weekly service between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and FCO and expects those flights to become quarantine-free and open to all travelers in the coming days.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N829AN (msn 40651) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944766.

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Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2021/05/16/american-airlines-welcomes-all-customers-on-quarantine-free-flights-to-italy/

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British Airways Facing Difficulties In Getting Crews To Fly To India

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India is presently facing a devastating wave of coronavirus. This has seen case numbers spike to record-high levels. Amid concerns about the increased transmissibility of a new variant of the virus present in India, UK flag carrier British Airways is reportedly struggling to get crews onboard when it comes to its flights to the country.

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BA is giving crew members the chance to opt out of flights to India. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Apprehension regarding flights to India

According to The Independent, fears regarding the present health crisis in India have been causing British Airways cabin crew to refuse to work on flights to and from the country. Employees are reportedly “scared of working on the flights” to India. To put its staff’s mind at ease, BA has removed overnight stays in India from its working itineraries.

This will allow staff to remain in the controlled environment of the airport boundaries between their outbound and return flights. Furthermore, in a letter to its crew, the airline has also told employees that, if they do not feel comfortable, they can opt out of such flights by signing a form. British Airways told The Independent that:

The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority, and we follow and comply with all international regulations.”

BA has removed overnight stops from its rotations to and from India. Photo: Getty Images

Added to the red list last month

The UK government recently added the country to its ‘red list.’ This came about due to India’s high infection rates, and fears about the presence of a mutant coronavirus strain in the country. Arrivals from such countries are obliged to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense upon arrival. Meanwhile, ‘amber list’ arrivals may quarantine in their homes.

Officials hoped that this classification would reduce the possibility of the mutated strain being transmitted. Furthermore, it could act as a deterrent against people traveling from India to the UK in general. However, the government has come under fire for its lack of urgency in adding the country to its most serious category.

While it announced India’s reclassification on April 19th, this didn’t come into effect until April 23rd. This caused a surge of India-UK bookings as passengers rushed to beat the deadline. As such, in the short term, it may not have served as a deterrent as hoped.

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BA has continued flying to India for humanitarian purposes. Photo: Jake Hardiman | Simple Flying

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Why is BA still flying to India?

Fears about India’s latest surge in coronavirus could cause the question to arise as to whether such flights should or need to operate. However, British and Irish residents may still legally enter the UK from the country under red list conditions if they are prepared to comply with a 10-day quarantine in a hotel for £1,750 ($2,470).

For now, there seems to be sufficient demand from this demographic for such flights to go ahead. Indeed, Air India is also continuing to operate passenger flights to the UK. Furthermore, BA has also been flying to the country on humanitarian missions amid the current crisis. Earlier this month, it flew 27 tonnes of medical aid on a Boeing 777 to Delhi.

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FAA Investigating Near Miss Runway Incident At San Diego

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating an incident at San Diego International Airport after an apparent near-miss between an aircraft coming into land and one that was preparing to take off. The incident happened on Thursday night a little after 22:30 when an inbound Skywest Alaska Airlines flight from Portland International Airport (PDX) was on final approach.

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San Diego is the busiest single-runway airport in the world. Photo: Johnnyw3 via Wikipedia

As the aircraft was on final approach at an altitude of 300 feet, air traffic control instructed the crew of flight AS 3446 to abort the landing on runway 27 and perform a go-around due to a departing aircraft being on the airport’s only runway. According to ABC News reporter Sam Sweeny, a Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200 operating as flight number DL2249 was preparing to take off for Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTR) when it was delayed due to mechanical issues.

The plane landed safely 12 minutes later

According to aviation tracking website RadarBox.com, the incoming Skywest Embraer ERJ-175 immediately pulled up and climbed to 4,800 feet as it passed over Pacific Beach before landing in San Diego 12 minutes later. When contacted regarding what could have been a major disaster by NBC 7 News, San Diego, SkyWest Airlines published a statement from which read:

“Alaska Airlines Flight 3446, traveling from Portland to San Diego, landed without incident at 10:55 p.m. last night. Air traffic control issued a ‘go-around’ to give further separation between aircraft. That’s a standard procedure. Our pilots are highly trained and skilled at responding to these types of situations.”

A statement from the FAA who is investigating the incident read:

“Air traffic controllers at San Diego International Airport instructed the crew of SkyWest Flight 3446 to discontinue their approach to Runway 27 Thursday evening because another aircraft was on the runway preparing for departure,” an FAA representative emailed NBC 7. “The other aircraft, Delta Air Lines Flight 2249, departed safely, and the SkyWest aircraft landed later. The FAA is investigating.”

About the planes

While we do not know how many passengers and crew were aboard each aircraft, we know that Skywest Airlines Brazilian-built Embraer ERJ-175 was a three-year-old aircraft with the registration N193SY configured to carry 76 passengers. The Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200 that was waiting on the runway is a 16-year-old aircraft with the registration N851NW. Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200s are configured to carry 234 passengers in three classes of service.

The aircraft was on final approach after arriving from Portland. Image RadarBox.com

At the time of the near-miss, the weather was a little overcast but with perfect visibility for the incoming Skywest Embraer.

About San Diego Airport

San Diego International Airport (SAN) was first called San Diego Municipal Airport – Lindbergh Field when it opened in 1928. Charles Lindbergh flight-tested the Spirit of St. Louis at the nearby Ryan Airlines factory where the plane was built.

Today SAN claims to be the busiest single-runway airport globally, with almost 500 daily flights pre-COVID-19. In August 2019, Forbes Magazine called SAN the best airport in the United States due to the amenities on offer, minimal delays, and its closeness to downtown.

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Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200s can carry 234 passengers. Photo: Kentaro Iemoto via Wikimedia

Being located three miles (4.8 km) northwest of downtown does not come without its drawbacks. The approach into SAN is known for its proximity to skyscrapers and steep descent over Bankers Hill.

We do not yet know how near the miss was and will wait for the FAA report on the incident.

What do you think about the near-miss, and why did ATC wait for so long to tell AS3446 to go around? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Source: https://simpleflying.com/faa-san-diego-runway/

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