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Sun Country Airlines workers at MSP file for Teamsters representation

IBT (Teamsters) issued this statement:

More than 320 employees of Sun Country Airlines working at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport filed this month to join Teamsters Local 970 to secure better wages, seniority, and respect on the job.

“Employees deserve to have a voice, and it is our honor to help them be heard,” said Chad Reichow, President of Local 970. “Our goal is to help members secure a contract that benefits their families and reflects their worth.”

Currently, ramp and related workers at Sun Country Airlines receive a 50-cent raise after 90 days of employment. But wages are subsequently frozen until specific promotions can be realized. In the best-case scenarios, such efforts only typically amount to an extra dollar per hour for any given worker.

In addition to frozen wages and limited opportunities for advancement, workers never receive cost-of-living adjustments.

“The turnover rate is significantly high in this class of workers, and that needs to change,” said Joe Ferreira, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “We want companies to prosper, but also share the outcome with the folks that make it happen. Take care of our members, and they will take care of you.”

Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL N842SY (msn 37244) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 957007.

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Photo: Alliance Jet (Malta) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL 9H-HANSA (msn 37247) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 958590.

First Boeing 737-800 for Alliance Jet

First Boeing 737-800 for Alliance Jet.

Copyright Photo: Alliance Jet (Malta) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL 9H-HANSA (msn 37247) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 958590.

Sun Country Airlines adds 4 new routes

 

Sun Country Airlines has announced four new routes and welcomed one new airport to its growing network beginning this summer.

Sun Country Airlines will offer new service from MSP to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) beginning September 1. The airline will offer new service to Las Vegas via Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) from Green Bay and Madison, Wi. beginning September 9, and new nonstop service to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from Harlingen, Tx. Valley International Airport (HRL) beginning June 1.

As part of the announcement, the also airline revealed it is extending its current schedule through mid-December 2022, giving travelers access to more than 70 beautiful destinations to visit this summer and fall.

With this expansion, Sun Country Airlines will operate more than 100 scheduled service routes across 81 airports in North America, Central America, and Caribbean.

From Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
    • Service begins September 1, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays
    • One-way fares as low as $69*

From Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)

  • Las Vegas via Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
    • Service begins September 9, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays
    • One-way fares as low as $79*

From Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) Madison, Wi.

  • Las Vegas via Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
    • Service begins September 9, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays
    • One-way fares as low as $79*

From Valley International Airport (HRL) Harlingen, Tx.

  • Cancun International Airport (CUN)
    • Service begins on June 1, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays
    • One-way fares as low as $129*

*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 March 21, 2022. Additional baggage and other service fees may apply.  21-day advance purchase required for domestic fares. Seats are limited, and fares 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 737-8K5 SSWL N842SY (msn 37244) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 957007.

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ASL Airlines France adds two Boeing 737-800s

Leased from AerCap April 18, 2019, operated for TUI UK

ASL Airlines (France) (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) has leased a pair of Boeing 737-800s (F-GZTV and F-GZTZ) from AerCap.

This is a new type for the airline.

The pictured F-GZTZ (top) is operating for TUI Airways (UK).

Top Copyright Photo: ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL F-GZTZ (msn 30883) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946508.

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TUI fly Belgium is flying from select U.S. and Canadian cities to the Caribbean with 8 Boeing 737-800s

Named "Elegance"

TUI fly Belgium issued this statement:

To make optimal use of its fleet during the less busy winter season in Europe, TUI fly Belgium is operating charter flights from Canada and the United States. A total of eight Belgian registered aircraft (and Belgian crews) are flying tourists to and from exotic – and warmer – destinations.

The holiday airline is operating for Apple Leisure Group (ALG), a vertically-integrated travel and hospitality conglomerate focused on packaged travel and resort/brand management in Mexico and the Caribbean. And for two charter airlines: Sunwing Airlines and Miami Air, the latter, however, without Belgian crew.

Eight Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft

OO-TUK / OO-SRO / OO-JAV / OO-JAU / OO-TUV / OO-JAY / OO-JEF / OO-JAQ

© Ivan Coninx

Five different bases in Canada and the United States

Milwaukee Airport is the biggest overseas base with three aircraft, two aircraft are allocated to Ottawa Airport and one aircraft at the airports of Lansing, Chicago Rockford and Miami.

A wide range of destinations (*)

From Chicago Rockford (United States):

  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Liberia, Costa Rica

From Hamilton Airport (Canada):

  • Varadero, Cuba

From Lansing Airport (United States):

  • Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica

From Milwaukee (United States):

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta & Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Liberia, Costa Rica

From Ottawa Airport (Canada):

  • Cancun, Puerto Vallarta & Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Holguin, Cayo Coco, Varadero & Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Punta Cana & Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

From Windsor Airport (Canada):

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Varadero, Cuba
  • Santa Clara, Cuba

(*) this list might not be complete, but it shows TUI fly Belgium’s extensive network in the United States and Canada.

Top Copyright Photo: TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL OO-JAY (msn 40944) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938358.

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TUIfly to add a Cologne/Bonn – Malta link

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL D-ATUN (msn 41660) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938844.

TUIfly will add a weekly route linking Cologne/Bonn and Malta starting on May 6, 2018. The new route will operate on Sundays according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: TUIfly (TUIfly.com) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL D-ATUN (msn 41660) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938844.

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TUI fly to operate three routes from Berlin Tegel

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Germany) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL D-ATUM (msn 37240) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937194.

TUI fly Deutschland is planning to introduce three new routes in May from Berlin Tegel according to Airline Route:

Berlin Tegel – Corfu weekly starting on May 5

Berlin Tegel – Kos weekly starting on May 7

Berlin Tegel – Rhodes weekly starting on May 6

Copyright Photo: TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Germany) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL D-ATUM (msn 37240) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937194.

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Nuremberg to become Eurowings’ twelfth base, to be operated by TUI fly

TUI  (Germany) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL D-ATUC (msn 34684) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 934268.

Eurowings has made this announcement:

On the way to truly nationwide coverage in Germany and Austria, Eurowings is now set to integrate Nuremberg Airport into its offering as one of its own bases. With one aircraft stationed there, Europe’s fastest growing airline will offer flights from Franconia to the leisure resorts of Majorca, Heraklion, Catania and Olbia from the end of March. This means that Nuremberg will become Eurowings’ twelfth base.

A further flight on Sunday evening will also increase the frequency on the existing Berlin/Tegel-Nuremberg route.

The new Nuremberg routes will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 which Eurowings has leased from TUI fly. The aircraft will depart for Palma de Majorca eight times a week, it will fly to both Catania and Olbia airports on the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia twice a week and to Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete every Monday and Friday.

The opening of a base in Nuremberg is yet another milestone for Eurowings in a phase of rapid growth. Oliver Wagner, CCO of Eurowings, “With more than 30 million passengers carried last year, Eurowings has clearly become one of the top three in Europe’s low-cost airlines. We are consolidating this status with further growth this year from Germany and Austria. After introducing many new routes from Munich, the addition of Nuremberg now completes our offering in the south of Germany. From a business point of view, we are expecting a very successful launch in Nuremberg, mainly due to the flights to Majorca and three other attractive holiday islands.”

By basing an aircraft there, the airline is also contributing to the retention of jobs in the key aviation industry in Nuremberg. Around 30 flying staff will then work directly for Eurowings, many more will be employed at Nuremberg Airport in connection with the new flight offering.

Eurowings‘ new route offering is a welcome addition for both business and private travellers throughout the Nuremberg metropolitan area and complements the existing domestic German offering perfectly. Eurowings is the fourth airline to base an aircraft at Nuremberg Airport. This shows us that Northern Bavaria is an attractive market for airlines and the airport has very efficient processes,” says Dr. Michael Hupe, the airport’s Managing Director.

Eurowings is also continuing to expand its good reputation as a holiday airline. In addition to major European cities, more and more attractive holiday destinations are being added to the flight schedule. Eurowings now offers flights to Majorca, which is the focus of the launch in Nuremberg, from more than 20 airports in Germany and Austria. This makes the airline, part of the Lufthansa Group, one of the three most important airlines on the sunshine island in the Mediterranean.

And soon Eurowings will also be heavily involved in the long-haul in Southern Germany: in summer, flights will be offered from Munich to ten overseas destinations in Central America, North America, South Africa and Asia. The new routes from Nuremberg supplement the Eurowings offering in Bavaria which now includes a wide choice of attractive flight destinations in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

TUI fly Deutschland, formerly TUIfly, is a German leisure airline owned by the travel and tourism company, TUI Group.

Copyright Photo: TUI (Germany) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL D-ATUC (msn 34684) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 934268.

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