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Sun Country to fly twice-weekly Fort Myers-San Juan flights next summer

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) will operate twice-weekly flights between Fort Myers, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico from May 3 through August 23, 2015. The seasonal non-hub route will be operated with Boeing 737-700 aircraft per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-73V N711SY (msn 30245) completes the final approach to the runway at Las Vegas.

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Sun Country to add three seasonal destinations this winter

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) is expanding in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America this coming winter with new seasonal service. The airline will start weekly service from MSP to St. Maarten (December 20 through April 4), Manzanillo (January 8 through April 2) and Rio Hato (near Panama City) December 26 through April 3 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-752 N714SY (msn 33786) taxies at Los Angeles.

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Sun Country Airlines to add new winter season service to Nassau, Bahamas

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) starting on January 16, 2015 will add a new seasonal route to Nassau in the Bahamas from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP). The new route will initially operate weekly and then increase to three roundtrips a week starting on February 12, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7Q8 N712SY (msn 28219) approaches the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Cuba Travel Services announces Miami-Holquin charter flights

Cuba Travel Services is now offering nonstop flights from Miami to Holguin, Cuba. Cuba Travel Services arranges flights operated by American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) to popular destinations including Havana, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba.

Cuba Travel Services believes that expanding its network will provide its clients with a high quality of service at a more competitive price. The new flights to Holguin will utilize next generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which include both first and coach class configuration.

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Cuba Travel Services Inc. arranges weekly, nonstop public charter flights between the United States and Cuba and is licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as an authorized Carrier Service Provider specializing in travel to Cuba. They offer full service travel arrangements to individuals, groups, families, educators, students, professionals and organizations, under Specific or General Licenses issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8BK WL N814SY (msn 30620) of Sun Country Airlines lands in Las Vegas.

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Sun Country to start Minneapolis/St. Paul-Washington Reagan National service on August 20

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) today announced new nonstop service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Washington D.C. (Reagan Airport) starting on August 20. The airline will operate six nonstop flights and four flights via Lansing (LAN) each week.

Minneapolis – Washington D.C.

Monday through Friday nonstop flights depart DCA at 11:50 a.m. (1150) and arrive in MSP at 1:30 p.m. (1330). The return flight Monday through Friday departs MSP at 5:05 p.m. (1705) and arrives in DCA at 8:30 p.m. (2030). On Sunday the flight departs MSP at 6:45 a.m. (0645) and arrives in DCA at 10:10 a.m. (1010). The return flight departs DCA at 10:00 p.m. (2200) and arrives in MSP at 11:40 p.m. (2340).

Flights via LAN operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, departing MSP at 6:30 a.m. (0630), arriving in DCA at 10:55 a.m. (1055). On Sundays the flight departs DCA at 11:00 a.m. (1100) and arrives in MSP at 1:40 p.m. (1340).

Lansing- Washington D.C.

Nonstop flights depart LAN Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. (0930) and arrive in DCA at 10:55 a.m. (1055). On Sunday the flight departs LAN at 7:30 p.m. (1930) and arrives in DCA at 8:55 p.m. (2055). The newly timed return flight departs DCA Monday through Friday at 10:00 p.m. (2200) and arrives in LAN at 11:30 p.m. (2330). On Sundays the flight departs DCA at 11:00 a.m. (1100) and arrives in LAN at 12:30 p.m. (1230).

As previously announced, the airline starts MSP nonstop service to Chicago (Midway) on July 1.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8BK WL N807SY (msn 33016) prepares to land at Las Vegas.

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Sun Country is coming to Chicago Midway

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has announced that they will be flying nonstop into Chicago-Midway from Minneapolis/St. Paul- Terminal 2. Flights will be operating twice daily. The new year-round service will begin on July 1, 2013.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 737-7Q8 N712SY (msn 28219) taxies to the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Sun Country’s CEO Stan Gadek suddenly leaves the company

Sun Country Airlines‘ (MN Airlines dba) (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stan Gadek, who brought the airline out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization into profitability, suddenly left the company on Wednesday (February 13) according to this report by the Star Tribune.

The company said Gadek was being replaced on an interim basis by vice president and general counsel John Fredericksen.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. Sun Country leases in additional Boeing 737-800s during its busy winter season. The pictured Boeing 737-8K2 PH-HZJ (msn 30389) at San Francisco was leased from Transavia Airlines in their colors on November 6, 2012.

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Sun Country to fly from Lansing to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) announced today details of their 2013 winter schedule out of the Lansing Capital Region International Airport. Sun Country’s newest additions to the schedule include twice weekly nonstop service to Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning December 27, 2012, as well as weekly nonstop service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico during the winter season, beginning February 1, 2013.

The airline will also resume nonstop service to popular winter destinations: Cancun, Punta Cana, and Orlando via Orlando International Airport (MCO).

In addition, Sun Country has nonstop service to Washington D.C. six days per week and connections through Minneapolis/St. Paul to Phoenix, San Diego, Palm Springs, Fort Myers, Seattle/Tacoma, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock. Boeing 737-73V N711SY (msn 30245) approaches San Diego for landing.

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Sun Country Airlines to add Tampa and Huatulco, Mexico this winter

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has announced details of their 2013 winter schedule.

Sun Country will now offer new nonstop seasonal service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Tampa, FL and Huatulco, MX. Sun Country has also expanded its year round service to include Boston and Seattle/Tacoma.

The new nonstop service to Tampa will operate four times per week with nonstop service to Huatulco available on Saturdays, adding to Sun Country’s growing network of over 170 weekly nonstop flights.

Copyright Photo: Greg Drawbaugh/DRAW Decal.

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An interview with CEO Stan Gadek of Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has a new ownership group and is profitable again. Leading the airline is CEO Stan Gadek.

Read the full interview in the Star Tribune: CLICK HERE

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Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Sun Country Airlines is sold to the Davis family

Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC dba) (Minneapolis/St. Paul) announced on July 20 that its parent has sold Sun Country Airlines to a private company owned by the Davis family of St. Peter, Minnesota, the owners of Cambria Holdings, LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for the full story.

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Sun Country Airlines to fly to Costa Rica

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has announced new international service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Liberia, Costa Rica. The new service will be the only nonstop flight from Minnesota/St. Paul to Liberia. The new flights will operate weekly from January 13 through April 13, 2012 departing from and returning to the Twin Cities on Fridays. The seasonal service will offer both first class and coach seating on Sun Country’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for aircraft information.

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Sun Country inaugurates service to Washington’s Reagan National Airport

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) on April 1 celebrated their inaugural flight to Washington Reagan National Airport that departed from Terminal 2 – Humphrey at 6:00 am. This flight commenced the new service to Washington D.C., now flying six times a week through April 30, 2011 and daily beginning May 1, 2011. The round trip flights will originate in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN with an intermediate stop at the Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, MI before continuing onto Washington, D.C.

Sun Country celebrated the inaugural flight with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony hosted by the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce and Metropolitan Airport Commission at Terminal 2 – Humphrey. Inaugural receptions also took place at the Lansing Capital Region Airport and Reagan National Airport.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Please click on the photo for additional aircraft information.

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Sun Country Airlines to fly for Apple Vacations from Dallas/Fort Worth

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) will be flying for Apple Vacations from DFW to Puna Cana. Apple Vacations has announced new exclusive vacation flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. Nonstop flights on Sun Country to Punta Cana will depart on Sunday and Thursday mornings, operating from June 2 through August 11, 2011 for 3, 4, 7, 10 and 14 night durations.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for additional aircraft information.

Who will purchase Sun Country Airlines?

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has been adding routes and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on February 23, 2011. Trustee Doug Kelley, who will now control 56% of the stock of the new company, has stated he will probably accept a bid from an unnamed outside bidder to acquire the airline. Who is buying Sun Country?

Read the full story from the StarTribune.com: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for background information and the full story.

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Sun Country Airlines to start Minneapolis/St. Paul-Lansing-Washington (Reagan National) flights on April 1

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) will launch MSP-Lansing-Washington (Reagan National) service on April 1.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on photo for details.

Sun Country Airlines is now operating OO-JAA in TUI colors

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) is again operating this airframe. Boeing 737-8BK OO-JAA (msn 29960) was leased from Jetairfly on October 7, 2010 for the winter season. OO-JAA still wears the basic Jetairfly/TUI color scheme, but now with Sun Country titles. Sun Country previously operated this airliner as N811SY in their colors.

Copyright Photo: Raul Sepulveda. OO-JAA prepares to land at San Juan.

Sun Country Airlines is coming to Washington Reagan National Airport from Lansing

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has been awarded rights to serve the Lansing, MI-Washington (Reagan National) route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Sun Country Airlines to operate to London Gatwick again this summer

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has announced it will again operate a MSP-London Gatwick (via a refueling stop) twice-weekly service from May 27, 2011 through September 4, 2011.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Sun Country Airlines receives a judicial approval for its plan to exit bankruptcy protection

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) yesterday (September 10) announced the confirmation of its plan of reorganization which allows the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The plan was confirmed by Judge Robert J. Kressel during a court hearing on September 10 in Minneapolis and was overwhelmingly approved by the creditors eligible to vote. The plan provides for cash payments to certain creditors, as well as a distribution of equity in the reorganized company to other creditors.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Ex-Gol Boeing 737-7Q8 N712ST (msn 28219) taxies to the active runway at Seattle/Tacoma.

Sun Country Airlines to begin Lansing service

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) announced today (June 30) plans for new nonstop domestic and international service from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport. Beginning December 22, 2010, the company will inaugurate domestic service to Las Vegas, Ft. Myers and Orlando as well as international service to Cancun, Mexico and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Ex-easyJet Boeing 737-73V G-EZJJ (msn 30245) became N711SY on delivery.

Sun Country Airlines completes first Boeing 737-800 charter flight to Hawaii

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) on Tuesday (June 22) conducted its first trans-Pacific flight in charter service from Phoenix to Honolulu. Touching down in Hawaii the Boeing 737-800 crew were greeted with a traditional gift of Hawaiian Leis welcoming Sun Country to the 50th state.

Sun Country operated the flights in scheduled and charter service utilizing procedures and equipment specifically designated for Extended-range Twin-engine Operations Performance (ETOPs).

As previously reported, Sun Country flew its first trans-Atlantic trip in scheduled service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to London’s Stansted airport on June 11. The one-stop seasonal service will operate weekly through August 15 between the Twin Cities and London with Boeing 737-800s.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 737-8BK N811SY (msn 29660) completes its final approach at Miami.

Sun Country Airlines leases Boeing 737-7Q8 PR-GOU

Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero.

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has leased this former Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-7Q8 (msn 28219) from ILFC. The aircraft is now fully painted but passed through Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood on June 9 with the PR-GOU registration and Brazilian flag!

Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero.

Sun Country Airlines now flies to London with Boeing 737s

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul), as planned, started flying weekly charter flights to London (Stansted) via Gander on Friday (June 11). The flights will operate with its Boeing 737-800s through August 15.

Read the full report from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal:

CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 737-8BK N811SY (msn 29660) is pictured on final approach at Miami with the special 25 Years logo.

Sun Country inaugurates Austin-Cancun service

Copyright Photo: Sandy Stevens. AUS extended the customary water cannon salute.

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) inaugurated nonstop service between Austin, TX, and Cancun, Mexico yesterday (June 2).

Austin-Cancun nonstop service will be offered twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Flights will depart Austin at 1:50 p.m. (1350) and will arrive in Cancun at 4:10 p.m. (1610).  From Cancun, flights will depart at 10:30 a.m. (1030) and will arrive in Austin at 12:50 p.m.  (1250). The Austin-Cancun nonstop service will be offered through August 7, 2010.

Sun Country to launch Austin-Cancun flights

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul)  will add a new route from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Cancun starting June 2, 2010.  Tickets are on sale now atwww.suncountry.com .

Austin-Cancun nonstop service will be offered twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Flights will depart Austin at 1:50 p.m. (1350) and will arrive in Cancun at 4:10 p.m. (1610).  From Cancun, flights will depart at 10:30 a.m. (1030) and will arrive in Austin at 12:50 p.m. (1250). The Austin-Cancun nonstop service will be offered through August 7, 2010.

Sun Country Airlines to fly to London!

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Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) today (March 16) announced new international service between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and London. The new flights will operate weekly from June 11 through August 15 departing the Twin Cities on Fridays with a midday return from London-Stansted airport on Sundays. The seasonal service will operate with an intermediate stop (Gander?) and offer both first class and coach seating on Sun Country’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Sun Country offers 10 unlimited travel awards

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) in order to boost travel during this slow period will award 10 winners unlimited travel for one year. Passengers must book a flight before September 13 to be eligible for the drawing.

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Sun-Country-Awards-Unlimited-bw-736495644.html?x=0&.v=1

Caribbean Airlines leases 737-8Q8 N809SY

 

N809SY prepares to land at Miami. The airliner still is painted in Sun Country's 2001 colors but now has Caribbean Airlines titles.  Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

N809SY prepares to land at Miami. The airliner still is painted in Sun Country's 2001 colors but now has Caribbean Airlines titles. Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

Caribbean Airlines (Port of Spain) has leased Boeing 737-8Q8 N809SY (msn 30683) from Sun Country Airlines.

Sun Country starts MSP-Boston service

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) yesterday (May 1) inaugurated nonstop service between the MSP hub and Boston. BOS becomes the 26th destination for the carrier from MSP.

Sun Country to start DFW-Branson on May 11

 

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Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) will also start Dallas/Fort Worth jet service to Branson, MO on May 11 besides the previously announced MSP-Branson flights. Branson is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States. The new airport will also open on May 11.

Sun Country has another profitable quarter

 

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Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines LLC dba) (Minneapolis/St. Paul) reported a first quarter net profit of $8.1 million. This is a reversal of a net loss of $8.3 million in the same period a year ago.

Air Azul to start Melbourne-Newark charters

 

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Air Azul (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) will start twice-weekly public charter flights between Melbourne, FL and Newark on June 10. Fares will start at $79 one-way and will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights will be operated by Sun Country Airlines.

Sun Country to launch MSP-Branson flights

 

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Please click on photo for full view and caption.

Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines dba) (Minneapolis/St. Paul) will launch a new route from MSP to the vacation destination of Branson, MO on May 11. The new route will be operated three times a week. The company will also introduce Dallas/Fort Worth-Branson flights.

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