ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Sun Country Airlines is suing a former contractor, claiming the company's work led to several flight delays, lost luggage and customer complaints.
The Minnesota-based airline is suing Global Aviation Services USA, which is based in Delaware.
The lawsuit alleges Global Aviation led to several flight delays, lost luggage and customer complaints. It also claims the Global Aviation "fraudulently induced" Sun Country to select Global to handle ground operations such as handling baggage, customer service and servicing aircrafts. The lawsuit alleges Global Aviation did not have the experience or capabilities to do so and their under-staffing "threw a wrench" into the airline's operations at MSP.
FOX 9 reached out to Sun Country’s attorneys, but they did not comment.
Patrick Newman, the attorney representing Global Aviation, released the following statement:
“It is disappointing that Sun Country Airlines has decided to litigate a complicated contractual dispute in the press. Global Aviation is confident in its position that it properly fulfilled the terms of the contract with Sun Country Airlines and that it also properly terminated the agreement upon the required 90 days notice. September 28, 2018 was Global Aviation’s last day on the job. We cannot account for nor will we comment on the manner in which Sun Country Airlines has chosen to replace the services provided by our company. We are confident in our legal position and look forward to successfully defending, in court, the claims raised in this lawsuit.”