Sun Country Airlines announces 19 new seasonal routes and 6 new destinations

Sun Country Airlines has 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, Tennessee, 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.

 

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. The announcement was made by Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker at a press conference at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s Terminal 2 alongside Metropolitan Airports Commission CEO Brian Ryks, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Councilmember Chris Tolbert.

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, Wisconsin, Portland, Oregon and St. Louis, which brought the network at the time from 53 to 64 nonstop routes. Nashville was added in August 2018, and after today’s 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 announcement is the largest addition to the network in the company’s history as a scheduled service airline. Sun Country operated as a charter airline until 1999, at which time it launched scheduled service with an initial 22 routes offered.

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

The full list of new seasonal routes:

From Minneapolis (MSP)

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
    • Service starts April 25, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, with daily service beginning June 10, 2019.
    • One-way fares start as low as $69*
  • T.F. Green Airport, Providence (PVD)
    • Service starts April 8, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
    • One-way fares start as low as $79*
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
    • Service starts April 11, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with daily service beginning April 29, 2019
    • One-way fares start as low as $99*
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
    • Service starts April 19, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with daily service beginning May 27, 2019
    • One-way fares start as low as $49*
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
    • Service starts April 18, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week initially on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with daily service beginning June 3, 2019
    • One-way fares start as low as $79*
  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
    • Service starts June 7, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
    • One-way fares start as low as $69*
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
    • Service starts May 23, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
    • One-way fares start as low as $119*
  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
    • Service starts May 23, 2019
    • Operates 4x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
    • One-way fares start as low as $89*

From Nashville (BNA)

  • Portland International Airport (PDX) one-way fares start as low as $109*
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) one-way fares start as low as $89*
  • T.F. Green Airport, Providence (PVD) one-way fares start as low as $69*

From Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)**

  • Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay (MBJ) one-way fares start as low as $249*
  • Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, St. Kitts & Nevis (SKB) one-way fares start as low as $219*

From Portland (PDX)

  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT) one-way fares start as low as $89*
  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) one-way fares start as low as $99*

From Las Vegas (LAS)

  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) one-way fares start as low as $159*
  • Los Cabos Mexico International Airport (SJD) one-way fares start as low as $129*
  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) one-way fares start as low as $139*

From San Francisco (SFO)

  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu (HNL) one-way fares start as low as $259*

Routes from MSP:

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