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Sun Country's newly-painted Boeing 737-800 at the paint shop in North Carolina. (Photo: Sun Country)

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 carrier, the new routes are a combination of routes from its Minneapolis hub and point-to-point routes that don’t pass through Minneapolis at all. The new airports being added to Sun…

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…

JetBlue Announces New Service to Minneapolis from Boston

JetBlue Airways has announced a new city in their route network. Beginning May 3, the airline will begin thrice-daily service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and their hub in Boston. Flights will be operated by the airline's 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The new city will be the 102nd destination served by the New…