Sun Country Airlines

Low fuel prices have brightened Sun Country’s horizons since Zarir Erani took over the carrier in 2015, but its competitive situation has grown fierce. Lower-operating-cost carriers Spirit and Southwest Airlines continue to add flights at MSP, while Delta Air Lines has implemented a tier of no-frills fares designed to lure passengers from value-driven carriers. If fuel prices head up in 2017 as expected, Erani will have to adroitly manage fixed costs and fares to stay out of serious turbulence.