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Sun Country Expands International Footprint, Adds 10 New Routes
The ultra-low-cost airline is adding service to several new markets.
Sun Country Airlines is adding 10 new routes to its network as it plans for the Summer 2024 season. The Minneapolis-based ultra-low-cost carrier is slated to begin service to eight U.S. markets and two in Canada.
According to the airline, the carrier will begin service to the following destinations:
- MSP-ABQ – Starting June 19, 2024
- MSP-BIL – Starting June 19, 2024
- MSP-BOI – Starting June 19, 2024
- MSP-GRR – Starting June 13, 2024
- MSP-IAD – Starting April 18, 2024
- MSP-MSO – Starting June 26, 2024
- MSP-OAK – Starting May 23, 2024
- MSP-SYR – Starting June 6, 2024
In addition to the eight domestic routes, Sun Country plans to grow its portfolio in Canada with service to Montreal and Toronto set to begin in June 2024. The airline currently serves Vancouver.
While most of the network adds are completely new, Washington Dulles is a resumption as the airline previously served the airport until September 2019. The airline says that most of the new routes will be served twice weekly, while Washington Dulles sees four times weekly service.
Starting in late April, Sun Country also plans to shift its Houston flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to the city’s Hobby airport. The airline says it will have 98 distinct destinations from its MSP hub in 2024.
“Sun Country prides itself on being the leisure airline of choice for MSP customers,” said Grant Whitney, senior vice president and chief revenue officer for Sun Country in a press release. “We have more than doubled our nonstop destinations for customers flying out of MSP in the last five years and we are thrilled to offer these unique new offerings spanning the continent from Quebec to New Mexico.”
New Aircraft Support Network Growth
In April, Sun Country announced that it is acquiring five 737-900ER aircraft. Joining a fleet of nearly 54 aircraft, the carrier plans to take delivery of one 737-900ER in late 2024 and the other four throughout 2025. The aircraft are currently on lease to Oman Air.
The airline’s Tuesday announcement adds to its budding network portfolio. Sun Country has recently expanded service not only from its MSP hub, but also on point-to-point routes, including some Essential Air Service (EAS) markets.
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