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.
Meridiana fly (Olbia, Sardinia) on July 18, 2011, announced a merger with Air Italy (2nd) (Milan-Malpensa). Since then the two airlines have been operating as two separate airlines with their own brands and operating philosophies. This is now changing.
Meridiana has been using the Meridiana fly name since its merger with Eurofly (Milan-Malpensa) on February 28, 2010. Now the company will revert back to just Meridiana for the rebranding. The pictured 1991 livery above will now become the standard livery for all of the merged aircraft. For now, until the merger is complete, Air Italy is technically wet leasing its aircraft to Meridiana. The pictured Boeing 737-800 of Air Italy carries a small “Supplied by Air Italy” sticker applied close to the main forward left door.
The Air Italy brand will now be retired.
According to commercial director Andrea Andorno, “we want to emphasize the characteristics of full service carriers for the high-class clientele. No more low cost philosophy” according to this report by La Stampa.