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Sun Country Starts Turn Around  
User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5328 times:

Sun Country Airlines has started to turn things around. The pay cuts employees took this fall will be restored on Jan. 1 '09. The employees are receiving an additional pay check today repaying some of the money they gave back to the company, to keep it flying.

Sun County says it will be profitable in 2009. Here is a link to the story in today's Minneapolis newspaper......http://www.startribune.com/business/36668139.html

Good Luck Sun Country, and well done.  bigthumbsup   champagne 


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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3105 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

This sounds very encouraging. I hope things work out for them.


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2714 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

Good luck Sun Country! I hope I'll be able to fly on SY soon.


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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1481 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Sun Country is flyin their seasonal service into Tucson. It will be interesting to watch the changing aviation landscape in MSP as Northwest becomes Delta and the entry of WN into the city. How will Sun Country fare in all of this will be interesting.

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5951 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4910 times:
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I hope they will restart MSP-SEA again, despite the added AS competition.

User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5604 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

Very glad to hear this news! Good luck on the continued turn-around, Sun Country, and it is wonderful to hear about the employees' pay!

I also appreciate the fact that SY stuck with SAN during the tough times; as of now, we remain pretty much the only west coast city being served between January and March and into April. Other cx have bailed on us, either seasonally, or even permanently!

Merry Christmas everyone!

bb


User currently offlineZuluLima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

Have they leased any Transavia birds for the winter season this year? I wasn't sure how the current economic situation would affect that.


I didn't get a 'Harumph' outta that guy!
User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2714 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4584 times:



Quoting ZuluLima (Reply 6):

Yes SY is leasing Transavia 738s. I think one of the leased Transavia 738s already has the SY titles.



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4459 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 7):

Quoting ZuluLima (Reply 6):

Yes SY is leasing Transavia 738s. I think one of the leased Transavia 738s already has the SY titles.

I believe they have at lest one PH-HZX (cn 28248/1126) That would give them 10 this winter, down from 14 last year. They may have more than one but not sure.



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User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 3734 times:

Good Luck SY in 2009. Wish you would fly into/out of DTW again.

Happy Holidays everyone


User currently offlineNWA320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Way to go Sun Country! I knew I would be taking a risk booking with them for a flight in March, but now I'm glad that I did. It's great that they got through the summer and fall, as winter is they're most sucessful season

User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

1,Service to Seattle will start back up in the spring. It is listed on their flight schedules for daily service. Anchorage is also listed.

2.The Transavia Boeing 737-800s should have already arrived and be flying now. Yes the number is down from last year with the number of planes they leased.

3.Sun Country should do just fine now with all the changes that have been going on. Northwest becoming Delta will not hurt them at all. It may help them a little bit with getting more passengers from the Minnesota market who want to fly a Hometown Airline.
If Sun Country offers several flights daily to key destinations besides doing a little charter work, they will be just fine when it comes to making money.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I flew SY back in 1994. Had a great flight to New York..I hope they make it!  yes 


"Businessman Tom Petters, who owns all of the voting shares in Sun Country"..."Petters, now jailed on fraud charges unrelated to Sun Country"

I wonder if he's helping out with running the airline out of the slammer..that's probably a first..hey, whatever works... biggrin 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5125 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2384 times:



Quoting Sunking737 (Thread starter):
Sun Country Airlines has started to turn things around. The pay cuts employees took this fall will be restored on Jan. 1 '09. The employees are receiving an additional pay check today repaying some of the money they gave back to the company, to keep it flying.

Sun County says it will be profitable in 2009. Here is a link to the story in today's Minneapolis newspaper......http://www.startribune.com/business/36668139.html

Very happy to hear this! It was enough to the gut to lose ATA and Aloha within months of each other. Then to hear Sun Country might be next, really made my stomach churn. I never gave up hope for them though! I hope to see them back in SEA soon!


Merry Christmas by the way! Still loving that Florida sunshine?  Smile We have been digging out of snow here in SEA for the last week!



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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2233 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
Businessman Tom Petters, who owns all of the voting shares in Sun Country"..."Petters, now jailed on fraud charges unrelated to Sun Country"

I wonder if he's helping out with running the airline out of the slammer..that's probably a first..hey, whatever works... biggrin

SY is in Chap 11, Petters not doing anything as his World Wide holdings has been taken over by the Feds. All most everything he owns will be sold off to repay investors. 5 of his executives have pleaded guilty and many of their personal holdings are being sold. Every company owned by Petters is in bankruptcy. Polaroid was the lastest with in the last 2 weeks. More information can be found at startribune.com, the daily paper in Minneapolis.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2119 times:



Quoting Sunking737 (Reply 14):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
Businessman Tom Petters, who owns all of the voting shares in Sun Country"..."Petters, now jailed on fraud charges unrelated to Sun Country"

I wonder if he's helping out with running the airline out of the slammer..that's probably a first..hey, whatever works... biggrin

SY is in Chap 11, Petters not doing anything as his World Wide holdings has been taken over by the Feds. All most everything he owns will be sold off to repay investors. 5 of his executives have pleaded guilty and many of their personal holdings are being sold. Every company owned by Petters is in bankruptcy. Polaroid was the lastest with in the last 2 weeks. More information can be found at startribune.com, the daily paper in Minneapolis.

Interesting.. scratchchin ..thanks for the info.. thumbsup 



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