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Sun Country Airlines Announces 19 New Nonstop Routes

Sun Country Airlines announced their largest addition of routes in the company’s history as a scheduled service airline – 19 new seasonal nonstop routes and seven new airports. The network expansion includes eight new nonstop routes for the airline’s home base of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and eight new nonstop routes in recently expanded markets Nashville, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Portland, Oregon. The airline will also expand nonstop destinations from Las Vegas, and welcome San Antonio and Providence, Rhode Island to its growing network.

“It is a very exciting day in the history of Sun Country as we make this tremendous step forward in growing our airline,” said Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker. “This network expansion allows us to provide even more destination options to our community, create new jobs in the Twin Cities market and further our reach across the country. We look forward to bringing our mission of offering leisure travelers safe, reliable service at a great price to more people and places.”

The new routes are part of an overall growth plan for the airline that will include aircraft growth and increase the company’s Twin Cities workforce by 10 percent in 2019. The additional eight routes from MSP will be a nearly 20 percent increase in destinations the airline offers local flyers.

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“The new routes announced today create more air service options for travelers and more jobs for Minnesotans,” said Metropolitan Airports Commission CEO Brian Ryks. “Sun Country has the second largest presence among air carriers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International, and these additional routes demonstrate our hometown airline’s commitment to growing its business here in Minnesota.”

The airline has been experiencing record growth over the past year. Sun Country first added new routes beyond the MSP market in June 2018, bringing on service from Dallas-Fort Worth, Madison, WI, Portland, OR, and St. Louis, which brought the network at the time from 53 to 64 nonstop routes. Nashville was added in August 2018, and this announcement, the airline will operate a total of 86 routes across 53 airports, which marks a nearly 40 percent growth in routes served since June 2018.

The new airports being added to Sun Country’s network are Washington DC’s Dulles (IAD), T.F. Green Airport in Providence (PVD), Newark (EWR), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Philadelphia (PHL), Sacramento (SMF) and San Antonio (SAT).

New seasonal routes from Minneapolis (MSP):

T.F. Green Airport, Providence (PVD) – Starts April 8
Operates 4x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Newark (EWR) – Starts April 11
Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with daily service beginning April 29

Philadelphia (PHL) – Starts April 18
Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with daily service beginning June 3

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – Starts April 19
Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with daily service beginning May 27

Washington, DC – Dulles (IAD) – Starts April 25
Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, with daily service beginning June 10

Sacramento (SMF) and San Antonio (SAT) – Starts May 23
Operates 4x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

St. Louis (STL) – Starts June 7
Operates 4x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

For more information, visit suncountry.com.

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