Veterans onboard a Sun Country Honor Flight receive a water canon salute upon arriving at DCA (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

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 Marty and Mitch Davis, also the owners of Minnesota countertop company Cambria. Before the acquisition, Sun Country was the largest privately-held fully-independent airline in the United States. Following the acquisition, the…

The Story of Two Northern Suns: Sunwing and Sun Country

When winter rolls around it is always common to find people looking for ways to fly south and two airlines have made a profit on the idea of flying from snow to sun: Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines and Ontario-based Sunwing Airlines. Sun Country is the older of the two with…