Sun Country Airlines, the Hometown Airline, has proven their ability to work hard and evolve as needed. The company was founded in 1982 in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Starting out with only 33 employees meant lots of serious ambition and hard work was demonstrated to help the company grow—in addition to their regular duties, flight attendants prepared meals and pilots updated manuals! Their efforts paid off quickly, and the company was profitable after only six weeks. In 1999, Sun Country doubled its fleet and its workforce and became a scheduled carrier. Over time this small company has continued to blossom. Today their services include many features that the big name airlines offer, including a rewards program (UFly) and travel insurance (UFlex).
Turkish Airlines is a European airline company that like many other companies in the industry has been around for a long period of time. They specialize in flights across Europe and work hard at providing great customer service to all of their passengers.
Nippon Airways is a moderately new airline company that has several different airlines under their wing. They specialize in both passenger flights as well as cargo, and have grown quite rapidly into a large airline based out of Japan.
Etihad Airways is a very fast growing airline company. They have only been in business for a few short years but have quickly grown into the one of the Middle East’s popular airlines. Their goal is to be a truly twenty-first-century global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality.
Eva Air is an airline based in Taiwan, but travels to many different destinations around the world. The company began in 1989 and has since been working hard to establish an airline company unique in the industry by offering customers a comfortable, entertaining flying option.
Singapore Airlines is a company that has been in business for a very long time. Starting in the 1940’s as Malayan Airways, they have grown into a modern airline company. Although this airline company is not as large as some of their big name competitors, Singapore Airlines keeps up with the modern online world on the airline industry.
WestJet was founded in 1996 by a team of partners with the idea that paying less doesn’t have to mean getting less. The company started with only three planes, five destinations, and 220 employees. They have come quite a long way since then. Today they fly 767 planes to more than 88 destinations. Plus, theirs is one of the youngest fleets of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. They now employ nearly 10,000 “WestJetters” dedicated to providing a great guest experience. WestJet’s vision is to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world by 2016.
Air New Zealand offers great ticket prices and excellent in-flight service options. They have been in business for 75 years and only fly to a small amount of destinations. They also offer a free piece of checked baggage and the chance to choose a specific seat on the airplane.
AirAsia is a low-cost airline that has been around for 14 years. They don’t offer many of the standard amenities that other airlines do though they have much cheaper ticket prices. They only fly around Asia and Australia but have over 100 destinations in that area.