Travel News: April 28th 2021

Sun Country Airlines Announces 18 New Nonstop Routes

According to the press release from Sun Country Airlines, the company today 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. Pete-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 MinneapolisSt. 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..for the rest of the press release click here and continue reading on the official website of Sun Country Airlines.

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Delta will resume hiring pilots in June as travel demand is growing

According to Leslie Josephs from CNBC, Delta Airlines announced on Wednesday they they it will resume hiring new pilots, following other carriers in preparing for future staffing as travel demand rebounds. The Atlanta-based carrier will start by adding 75 pilots who have conditional job offers in June through August “and will likely increase the number of new pilots by September,” John Laughter, Delta’s senior vice president and chief of operations, wrote in a staff memo, which was seen by CNBC.

All of the 4 big US airlines announced in Spring hiring of pilots, as due to the successful vaccination in the United States and people’s need to travel the demand increasing significantly.

Airlines extended job offers to hundreds of pilots last year but the the Covid-19 pandemic halted their training. Carriers then offered early retirement and temporary partially paid leave to pilots and other employees to reduce head count as travel demand plunged. Now carriers are aiming to add new pilots as hundreds of their current aviators approach the federally mandated retirement age of 65.

For the official release, please click here and read the full text on CNBC.

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dubai is getting more and more popular: LOT Polish Airlines Plans To Fly Direct

According to Jakov Fabinger from SImple Flying, LOT Polish Airlines is planning to launch flights to Dubai in September this year, in time for EXPO 2020 that has been postponed until October 2021. The flights will be operated by both Boeing 737 and Boeing 787 aircraft.

LOT Polish Airlines announced yesterday that it would be launching flights from its base, Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW), to Dubai International Airport (DXB) in September this year.

Flights are already on sale and will start on Sunday 19th September, ahead of EXPO 2020 that begins on 1st October 2021 and lasts until 31st March 2022.

LOT’s new route will operate as follows:

  • LO121 departing Warsaw at 07:40, arriving in Dubai at 15:25
  • LO122 departing Dubai at 17:15, arriving in Warsaw at 21:35

Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. For the rest of the news, please click here and continue reading on Simple Flying.

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Hotel rates are rising as travel demand grows significantly

According to Kenneth Kiesnoki from CNBC.com, If you’re thinking of booking that hotel stay you’ve postponed since the pandemic began, you may want to reserve a room right away.

With the successful vaccination policy of the United states and increasing travel demand, the nightly rates, while still somewhat lower than a year ago, are slowly rising to match or — in some popular destinations — surpass pre-pandemic prices, according to travel booking technology company Koddi.

Over the last month, average hotel prices have risen appreciably and are now just 5% lower than one year ago, says Deep Kohli, senior director of client services at the Fort Worth, Texas-based firm. They were as much as 11% cheaper a few weeks earlier.

“We expect it to increase based on the demand uptick we are seeing for summer travel,” said Kohli, adding that Koddi is seeing airfares rise in concert with hotel rates as demand increases. The week of April 11, U.S. hotel demand was up…for the rest of the news, please click here and continue reading on CNBC.com

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Thailand Joins With Japan Airlines Offering Packages to US Travelers

According to Janeen Christoff from Travel Pulse, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Los Angeles office has launched a new marketing partnership with Japan Airlines. It is the first major national marketing campaign with an airline since the start of the pandemic for the country.

We’re expecting our new marketing partnership with Japan Airlines to generate a renewed level of interest in Thailand as a coveted travel destination. We’re also excited for travelers to start their Thailand luxury journey with one of the best airlines in the world,” said Siriwan Seeharach, director of the TAT Los Angeles office. “With the recent recognition of Amazing Thailand’s Safety and Health Administration (SHA) to be on par with WTTC SafeTravelers global health and hygiene standardized protocol and Japan Airlines’ recent certification with the highest 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Certification by Skytrax, we feel confident that travelers will trust in our safety measures and book Thailand for their next vacation.”

Travelers can book exclusive luxury air and hotel vacation packages to Thailand from Japan Airlines’ dedicated website from April 24 to September 30, 2021.

“Aside from Japan, Thailand is among our top destinations for travelers…for the rest of the news, please click here and continue reading on Travel Pulse.

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