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Sun Country Airlines is now offering “Buy Now Pay Later” payment option

Uplift has made this announcement:

Customers booking flights and vacations on Sun Country Airlines can now spread the cost of their travel over time with simple, affordable monthly installments through Uplift. Uplift, the leading enterprise Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution serving the world’s top travel brands is an exclusive partner with Sun Country Airlines.

Headquartered in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, Sun Country Airlines serves leisure and visiting friends and relatives (VFR) travelers with 96 routes and 77 airports throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Canada.

Available now, Sun Country customers can make their travel dreams an affordable reality by utilizing Uplift’s pay over time monthly installments, rather than paying in full at booking. Customers will see the total cost of their trip upfront along with the surprise-free monthly payment amount and can choose from 3, 6 or 11-month installments.

“At Sun Country, we believe you shouldn’t have to pass up the chance to travel because it costs too much or is too big of a pain,” said Brian Davis Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Sun Country. “Partnering with Uplift to give customers flexible installment options is the latest way Sun Country Airlines is delivering on our ongoing goal to connect people to their favorite people and places. Whether it’s seeing family after a long period apart or making it possible to take that much needed vacation, Sun Country is excited to deliver on our mission with this new payment option.”

Uplift partners with over 200 of the world’s leading airlines, cruise lines, resorts and other major travel providers to offer BNPL payment options to help more consumers make meaningful purchases and experience the travel that they deserve. With Uplift there are no fees including no late fees or prepayment penalties and travel can happen before guests complete their payments.

 “Customers who use Uplift’s monthly installments often share heartwarming stories about what it means to them to be able to reconnect with friends and relatives,” said Tom Botts, Uplift Chief Commercial Officer. “On behalf of Uplift, we couldn’t be more pleased that we can team up with Sun Country to help create those memories and experiences to even more places – ultimately making that getaway more accessible to their passengers.”

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Sun Country Airlines adds 4 new routes

Ex G-TAWF, delivered October 11, 2021

Sun Country Airlines has announced four new routes and welcomed one new airport to its growing network beginning this summer.

Sun Country Airlines will offer new service from MSP to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) beginning September 1. The airline will offer new service to Las Vegas via Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) from Green Bay and Madison, Wi. beginning September 9, and new nonstop service to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from Harlingen, Tx. Valley International Airport (HRL) beginning June 1.

As part of the announcement, the also airline revealed it is extending its current schedule through mid-December 2022, giving travelers access to more than 70 beautiful destinations to visit this summer and fall.

With this expansion, Sun Country Airlines will operate more than 100 scheduled service routes across 81 airports in North America, Central America, and Caribbean.

From Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
    • Service begins September 1, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays
    • One-way fares as low as $69*

From Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)

  • Las Vegas via Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
    • Service begins September 9, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays
    • One-way fares as low as $79*

From Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) Madison, Wi.

  • Las Vegas via Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
    • Service begins September 9, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays
    • One-way fares as low as $79*

From Valley International Airport (HRL) Harlingen, Tx.

  • Cancun International Airport (CUN)
    • Service begins on June 1, 2022
    • Operates twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays
    • One-way fares as low as $129*

*Fares are valid for one-way travel and are inclusive of all government taxes and fees. Must be purchased by 11:59 pm CT (Central Time) on March 21, 2022. Additional baggage and other service fees may apply.  21-day advance purchase required for domestic fares. Seats are limited, and fares may not be available on all flights or dates within the travel range. Valid for new bookings only. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice.  Restrictions apply.

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Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL N842SY (msn 37244) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 957007.

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Sun Country’s N817SY makes an emergency landing at Las Vegas due to a gear malfunction

Sun Country Airlines’ flight SY 100 from Las Vegas to its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub on February 4 was forced to return to LAS after the flight crew encountered a problem with the right main gear.

The flight was operated with Boeing 737-800 N817SY.

On landing on runway 26R the right main gear failed and the aircraft was disabled. There were no injuries. The 50 passengers and six crew members were safe and were bussed to the terminal. The aircraft was later removed.

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Sun Country to add seven new destinations in 2022 including Vancouver

Sun Country Airlines is adding the following new routes from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub:

Buffalo – begins on June 10, 2022

Burlington – begins on June 16, 2022

Charleston, SC – begins on April 7, 2022

Jacksonville – begins on April 8, 2022

Pittsburgh – begins on June 2, 2022

Spokane – begins on June 9, 2022

Vancouver – begins on June 15, 2022

Sun Country Airlines reminds locals it is from Minnesota with local brands

Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N833SY (msn 40244) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 955004.

Sun Country Airlines has announced the release of a new inflight menu serving more than just the Midwest hospitality they’re known for. Tapping into Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee, Fulton Brewing and smalltown favorite, Dot’s Pretzels, the airline hopes to share more Minnesota and Midwest flavor from coast to coast.

In addition, Sun Country plans to invite passengers to sit back in their comfortable reclining seats with their beverage and snack in hand and enjoy 15 new, complimentary Minnesotathemed movies like “Purple Rain,” “The Mighty Ducks,” “Grumpy Old Men,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Juno,” and more.

As part of this announcement, the airline names Caribou Coffee the Official Coffee of Sun Country Airlines. The partnership includes a $250,000 investment by Sun Country in equipment upgrades onboard to ensure high flavor quality and consistency across its fleet for passengers to enjoy. In addition to Caribou Coffee ready-to-drink Cold Brew cans that are currently available for purchase, Sun Country will begin offering complimentary fresh brewed hot Caribou Coffee on all flights in early 2022. You betcha heard that right.

Dot’s Pretzels, a beloved family-owned small business, will now be available onboard your next Sun Country Airlines flight. Passengers who purchase tickets in Sun Country’s “best seats,” will receive a complimentary bag of Dot’s Pretzels. Additional bags will be available for purchase onboard.

Beginning this month, Sun Country Airlines will offer an additional craft beer option from Minnesota-based Fulton Brewing, adding Fulton Sweet Child of Vine IPA to the list of brews available for purchase onboard. Passengers also have the option of purchasing Fulton Lonely Blonde, which was originally brought onboard in 2019.

What’s pairs better than beer and a pretzel? Travelers can take advantage of the “Hometown Flavor Bundle” and save $1 when they purchase any snack along with a Minnesota beer or liquor. Sun Country Airlines also offers Minnesota-based Prairie Organic Gin and Vodka on its inflight menu.

These products are now available onboard any of Sun Country’s more than 95 routes across 65 airports in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N833SY (msn 40244) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 955004.

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Sun Country to start service to Mesa, AZ on November 24

Ex A6-FDR, delivered May 16, 2019

Sun Country Airlines has announced it will start the Minneapolis-St. Paul – Mesa, AZ (near Phoenix) route on November 24.

In addition, the carrier is starting service to Phoenix from Madison and Milwaukee on December 16. Duluth and Green Bay flights to Phoenix flights will start on December 17

Rochester – Phoenix flights will commence on February 4, 2022.

Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N834SY (msn 40245) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952357.

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Sun Country Airlines announces 18 new nonstop routes

Ex A6-FDW, delivered December 21, 2019

Sun Country Airlines has announced the addition of 18 new nonstop routes, adding nine airports to its growing network. The expansion includes six nonstop routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), two nonstop routes from Duluth International Airport (DLH), two nonstop routes from Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), one nonstop route from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN), five nonstop routes from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and two routes from Rochester International Airport (RST).

The airline welcomes Duluth International Airport (DLH), Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) in Grand Cayman, Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), Rochester International Airport (RST), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in Turks and Caicos to its growing network.

Of the 18 newly announced routes, ten will offer the only nonstop service to travelers. From Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport, Sun Country will offer the only nonstop flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

From Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Sun Country will offer the only scheduled nonstop service to Cancun International Airport (CUN). From Duluth International Airport (DLH), Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and Rochester International Airport (RST), the airline will offer the only nonstop flights to both Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Sun Country will now offer service to five different airports on Florida’s Gulf Coast, providing visitors to the area with the flexibility to choose the destination airport that best suits their needs. With today’s expansion, Sun Country Airlines will operate a total of 93 routes across 69 airports in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.

The full list of new seasonal/year-round routes includes:

From Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

• Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)
o Service begins November 24, 2021
o Operates four days weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
o Service begins December 16, 2021 (extended from previous schedule) o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays
o One-way fares as low as $89*

• St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
o Service begins November 25, 2021
o Operates four days weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
o Service begins December 10, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $159*

• Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $159*

From Duluth International Airport (DLH)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

• Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
o Service begins August 26, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $39*

• Cancun International Airport (CUN)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $179*

• McCarran International Airport (LAS)
o Service begins August 26, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 15, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Rochester International Airport (RST)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins February 3, 2022
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins February 4, 2022
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $69*

• Fares are valid for one-way travel and are inclusive of all government taxes and fees.
• Must be purchased by 11:59 pm CT (Central Time) on May 4, 2021.
• Additional baggage and other service fees may apply.
• Seats are limited and fare may not be available on all flights or dates within the travel range. • Valid for new bookings only.

• Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. • Restrictions apply.

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Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N835SY (msn 40250) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952358.

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Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. announces pricing of Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 9,090,909 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $24.00 per share. Sun Country Airlines has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,363,636 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “SNCY” on March 17, 2021. The offering is expected to close on March 19, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Sun Country Airlines expects the gross proceeds of the offering to be approximately $218.2 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, or $250.9 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full. Sun Country Airlines intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repay in full all amounts outstanding under the CARES Act Loan and to pay fees and expenses in connection with the offering. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

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Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. announces launch of initial public offering

Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. today announced the launch of its initial public offering (IPO) of 9,090,909 shares of its common stock. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $21.00 and $23.00 per share. Sun Country Airlines expects to grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,363,636 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The shares are expected to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “SNCY.”

Sun Country Airlines expects to receive gross proceeds of approximately $190.9 million to $209.1 million from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, or approximately $219.5 million to $240.4 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full. Sun Country Airlines intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repay in full all amounts outstanding under the CARES Act Loan and to pay fees and expenses in connection with the offering. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint lead bookrunners for the offering, and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Nomura are acting as joint bookrunners for the offering. Apollo Global Securities, AmeriVet Securities, Siebert Williams Shank and Tribal Capital Markets, LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering.

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