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Sun Country Announces Expansion with Schedule Extention

Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced another route expansion, including service to seven new cities. The expansion also comes as the airline is extending its schedule into fall 2022, as the airline prepares for a big summer. The new routes and destinations including the airlines' first foray into Canada and will have the carrier operating 100 routes to 80 destinations across North America. The full eleven city expansion includes four seasonal routes that are returning for next summer.  Returning Routes…

Sun Country Airlines Adds Midwestern Beverages, Snacks, Entertainment to Inflight…

Sun Country Airlines has revamped its inflight menu to consist of several new food and beverage options sourced from local Midwestern brands. The Minneapolis-based carrier has newly partnered with Caribou Coffee, Fulton Brewing and Dot’s Pretzels, all Minnesota-based companies, as part of its new initiative to provide a more Midwest…

Interview: Sun Country Using Proven Model to Forge New Trails

Sun Country on Tuesday announced a vast new expansion that includes 18 new routes and nine brand-new destinations. AirlineGeeks sat down with Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Network Planning Grant Whitney to discuss the expansion and how the airline is planning to expand in the coming…

Delta Announces Summer Expansion

Delta Air Lines has announced an ambitious expansion to its summer flying schedule. The airline is expanding service at popular outdoor destinations to help match leisure travel demand. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has to lead most tourists to flock to destinations that allow for wide, open outdoor spaces.…

Delta Long-Haul Flights Return to Midwest Hub, Focus Cities

Banking on the potential availability of a vaccine, the gradual return of demand and the lifting of international travel restrictions, Delta Air Lines is adding frequencies and reopening routes in its winter 2020 and summer 2021 long-haul flying schedule. In line with IATA expectations for a multi-year recovery to pre-COVID-19…

Sun Country Airlines Announces Largest Ever Route Expansion

Sun Country Airlines announced on Tuesday in an email to customers a massive route expansion throughout the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. In total, the airline will be adding eight new cities and 19 new routes as part of the expansion. In line with its transition to a low-cost…

San Antonio International Airport Welcomes 12th Airline

Sun Country Airlines will be the 12th carrier to serve San Antonio International Airport starting on May 23, 2019. As part of the privately-held airline’s largest route announcement ever, Sun Country is also adding seven other new airports to its route network From San Antonio, the airline will first add…

Here Comes the Sun: Inside Sun Country’s Transition to a…

As Minnesota's Sun Country Airlines approaches its one-year anniversary of being introduced into Apollo Global Management, the airline has started to see management and brand changes come to fruition. The Minneapolis-based leisure airline has actively rebranded itself this last fiscal year and is looking for ways to reduce costs for…

Sun Country Airlines Cuts 350 Positions in Minneapolis

Sun Country Airlines is cutting 350 operational agent positions at its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport base, according to multiple sources. Positions being cut include above-wing and below-wing jobs ranging from ticket counter agents to wheelchair service providers. The Minneapolis-based newspaper StarTribune reported the cut is nearly 20 percent of the…

Sun Country Airlines Sold to Investment Giant Apollo Global Management

On Thursday, Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines announced that it had been acquired by Apollo Global Management, a major investment group based in New York City. The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018. Sun Country is currently privately owned by brothers…