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Delta to add seasonal Honolulu flights from the Minneapolis-St. Paul hub

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will launch daily seasonal service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Honolulu International Airport next fall.

The flight will operate beginning October 25, 2015 through March 26, 2016 using a 225-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft with 25 full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, 29 seats in Economy Comfort and 171 Economy class seats.

Copyright Photo: Norbert G. Raith/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-332 ER N191DN (msn 28448) arrives at the Atlanta hub.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Slide Show

Delta to start winter seasonal service to both Montego Bay and Nassau from Minneapolis/St. Paul

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will start weekly seasonal service from the airline’s hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul to Montego Bay, Jamaica on starting on January 18, 2015 and Nassau in the Bahamas, starting 0n January 17, 2015. Flights will be operated on Airbus A320 aircraft with 150 seats, including 12 seats in Business Class, 18 Economy Comfort seats and 120 economy seats.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-212 N372NW (msn 1633) arrives at the MSP hub.

Delta Air Lines (current): AG Slide Show


Spirit Airlines announces Chicago O’Hare-Oakland service

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced new nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). This new service will consist of one daily nonstop flight starting on May 1, 2014.

In other news, Spirit Airlines has also announced new nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). This new service will consist of one daily nonstop flight in each market operating from May 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N515NK (msn 2698) climbs away from the runway at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Spirit Airlines: AG Slide Show

Frontier to convert the Denver-Durango route to summer season only

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) is suspending the Denver-Durango route on October 29, 2013 for the winter season. The intra-Colorado route is currently operated with Airbus A319s and will be restored next summer according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 N934FR (msn 2287) with L.J., the Baby Lynx, prepares to land at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Frontier Airlines (2nd): AG Slide Show

Delta to connect Dickinson, ND with the Minneapolis/St. Paul hub

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will add two daily flights between Dickinson’s Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, North Dakota and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, effective on June 10, 2013.

The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines (St. George) using 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. Last year, Delta also added service to Williston, N.D., where the Bakken oil reserves were first discovered.

The new market is growing due to the local expanding gas and oil industry.

Delta’s two daily flights between Dickinson and Minneapolis are scheduled as follows:

Dickinson to Minneapolis-St. Paul

Departs Arrives Service Begins
7:45 a.m. 10:19 a.m. June 10, 2013
11:50 a.m. 2:23 p.m. June 10, 2013

Minneapolis-St. Paul to Dickinson

Departs Arrives Service Begins
10:15 a.m. 11:02 a.m. June 10, 2013
 5:30 p.m. 6:16 p.m. June 10, 2013

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. SkyWest’s CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N447SW (msn 7677) is pictured in action at Long Beach.

Delta Air Lines: AG Slide Show

Delta Connection-SkyWest: AG Slide Show


Frontier Airlines will outsource its jobs at all stations except the Denver hub

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) according to the Denver Post will outsource 700 jobs at all of its outlying stations except the Denver hub. This will impact gate agents, ticket counter agents and ramp employees.

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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Frontier is also phasing out the remaining Airbus A318s. A318-111 N807FR (msn 2276) approaches the runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Frontier Airlines: AG Slide Show


Pinnacle Airlines to move its headquarters from Memphis to Minneapolis/St. Paul

Pinnacle Airlines Corporation logo-1

Pinnacle Airlines Corporation (Memphis) has announced its headquarters will relocate to Minnesota. The decision came after an exhaustive evaluation of the most cost-effective option as the Company emerges from Chapter 11. The present headquarters location in Memphis, Tennessee was also evaluated.

Pinnacle’s operation will be located in vacant space leased by Delta Air Lines on Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport property.

Pinnacle presently occupies 170,000 square feet at One Commerce Square in downtown Memphis, which houses approximately 500 employees. Tentative plans call for the move to Minnesota to be completed by May 2013.

PAC is the holding company of Pinnacle Airlines (Memphis) and previously of Colgan Air (2nd) which was shut down in September 2012. Pinnacle Airlines now flies exclusively as a Delta Connection carrier. Since Memphis is a smaller hub for Delta, Pinnacle will have more work at Delta’s MSP larger hub.

The company was established in February 1985 as Express Airlines I and started a code sharing and feeder agreement with Republic Airlines in May 1985. Republic was the dominant carrier in Memphis.

Delta Connection-Pinnacle Airlines: AG Slide Show