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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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First Looks: Sun Country’s first aircraft in the new livery

Sun Country Airlines has taken delivery of the pictured Boeing 737-83N N861AM (msn 30706). It is the first aircraft to be wear the new 2018 livery which was decided by an online contest.

The airline made this short announcement on social media:

Our first ever owned plane is making a splash in the sky with our new livery! We’ve updated our planes and redefined our passenger experience.

Guests will enjoy new comfortable seats, USB ports in every seat, free in-flight entertainment and delicious new food and beverage options.

All photos by Sun Country.

Sun Country to add two new routes from Dallas/Fort Worth

Delivered on June 12, 2018

Sun Country Airlines on February 6, 2019 will add two new twice-weekly routes (Palm Springs and Phoenix) from Dallas/Fort Worth.

Meanwhile the airline is getting ready to introduce a new livery:

 

Top Copyright Photo (all other images by the airline): Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 WL N827SY (msn 34412) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944022.

Sun Country aircraft slide show:

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Sun Country to fly between Portland and San Francisco

Named "Lake Bemidji"

Sun Country Airlines has announced the addition of two nonstop routes to its growing network.

Sun Country will offer nonstop service between Portland, OR and San Francisco as well as San Francisco and Palm Springs.

New seasonal nonstop from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO)

  • Service starts November 16, 2018
  • Operates twice-weekly with roundtrips on Monday and Friday

New seasonal nonstop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Palm Springs (PSP)

  • Service starts November 19, 2018
  • Operates twice-weekly with roundtrips on Monday and Friday

Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8Q8 WL N816SY (msn 30637) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940047.

Sun Country Airlines aircraft slide show:

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Sun Country Airlines announces new nonstop service to Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis

Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8Q8 WL N801SY (msn 30332) SEA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104743.

Sun Country Airlines has announced the addition of two new destinations – Belize and St. Kitts & Nevis – to its growing network. Sun Country will offer the first ever seasonal nonstop service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Belize, and between Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Kitts and Nevis.

New seasonal nonstop from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to Belize Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE):

  • Service offered December 22, 2018 – April 20, 2019
  • Operates 1x/week with roundtrips on Saturdays

New seasonal nonstop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to St. Kitts & Nevis Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB):

  • Service offered December 22, 2018 – April 20, 2019
  • Operates 1x/week with roundtrips on Saturdays

Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8Q8 WL N801SY (msn 30332) SEA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104743.

Sun Country aircraft slide show:

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Sun Country to expand in Nashville

Named "Lake of the Clouds"

Sun Country Airlines is growing its network with new routes and new destinations, including new service to Nashville from Minneapolis/St. Paul. From Nashville, new service begins in November to Fort Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, and Tampa.

NASHVILLE, TN to/from the cities below

Fort Myers, FL

Travel Dates
Mondays & Fridays
beginning November 2, 2018

from $49*
One-Way per person


Miami, FL

Travel Dates
Wednesdays & Saturdays
beginning November 3, 2018

from $49*
One-Way per person


Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Travel Dates
Thursdays & Sundays
beginning November 1, 2018

from $49*
One-Way per person


New Orleans, LA

Travel Dates
Mondays & Fridays
beginning November 2, 2018

from $49*
One-Way per person


Orlando, FL

Travel Dates
Thursdays & Sundays
beginning November 4, 2018

from $49*
One-Way per person


Tampa, FL

Travel Dates
Wednesdays & Saturdays
beginning November 3, 2018

from $49*
One-Way per person

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New livery coming:

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Sun Country): Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8BK WL N808SY (msn 33021) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940194.
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Sun Country announces new routes and destinations

"Lake Winona"

Sun Country Airlines is growing its network with new routes and new destinations, including new service to Fort Myers and Tampa from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Madison, WI; and St. Louis, MO.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX to/from the cities below

Tampa, FL

Travel Dates
Mondays & Fridays
beginning October 5, 2018

 


Fort Myers, FL

Travel Dates
Wednesdays & Saturdays
beginning October 3, 2018

 


MADISON, WI to/from the cities below

Tampa, FL

Travel Dates
Wednesdays & Saturdays
beginning September 29, 2018

 


Fort Myers, FL

Travel Dates
Mondays & Fridays
beginning September 28, 2018

 


ST. LOUIS, MO to/from the cities below

Fort Myers, FL

Travel Dates
Wednesdays & Saturdays
beginning October 3, 2018

 


Tampa, FL

Travel Dates
Thursdays & Sundays
beginning November 1, 2018

 


Top Copyright Photo (all others by Sun Country): Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8Q8 N813SY (msn 28237) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942553.
Sun Country aircraft slide show: