Sun Country adds 9 new cities in 16-route expansion

Jan 26, 2021

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Leisure carrier Sun Country is adding nine new cities to its map as part of a 16-route expansion announced on Monday.

Sun Country’s new destinations span the country, ranging from Alaska to Texas and the East Coast and from big cities to small.

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The nine new destinations are:

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG)
  • Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI)
  • Hartford, Connecticut (BDL)
  • Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC)
  • Kalispell/Glacier National Park, Montana (FCA)
  • Orange County, California (SNA)
  • Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

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All of the 16 routes unveiled Monday come as the airline hopes to find a customer base ready to return to the skies.

“The past year has been a challenge for the travel industry, but with increased access to COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, we’re starting to see that turnaround,” Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker said in a statement.

Of Monday’s new routes, nine are being added at Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) — all to the new Sun Country destinations. Minnesota-based Sun Country operates its busiest base at MSP.

Among other Sun Country cities landing multiple new routes are Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Orlando (MCO) and Cancun (CUN).

Scroll down for a full list of Sun Country’s new routes, all of which are lunching as seasonal service.

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Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG): Two weekly flights begin May 14.
  • Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI): Two weekly flights begin May 29.
  • Hartford/Bradley, Connecticut (BDL): Two weekly flights begin May 21.
  • Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH): Two weekly flights begin May 13.
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC): Two weekly flights begin May 13.
  • Indianapolis (IND): Two weekly flights begin May 28.
  • Kalispell/Glacier National Park, Montana (FCA): Two weekly flights begin May 26.
  • Orange County/John Wayne, California (SNA): Four weekly flights begin May 6.
  • Raleigh/Durham (RDU): Two weekly flights begin May 14.

Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH)

  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN): Two weekly flights begin May 27.
  • Las Vegas (LAS): Two weekly flights begin Sept. 2.

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Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)

  • Orange County/John Wayne, California (SNA): Two weekly flights begin May 6.
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR): Two weekly flights begin May 28.

San Antonio (SAT)

  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN): Two weekly flights begin May 28.

Orlando (MCO)

  • Hartford, Connecticut (BDL): Two weekly flights begin Sept. 2.
  • Indianapolis (IND): Two weekly flights begin Sept. 2.

Featured photo courtesy of Sun Country Airlines.

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