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  • Joe Breitfeller

Sun Country Airlines to Launch New Service From Minneapolis-St. Paul to Two Florida Destinations

Sun Country Airlines will launch new service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida from February 2, 2023. The carrier will also start service between Minneapolis and Melbourne Orlando International Airport on February 3, 2023.

Sun Country Boeing 737-800NG at MSP - Courtesy Sun Country Airlines

On Tuesday (October 18, 2023), Sun Country Airlines announced the launch of two new routes to Florida for winter. Starting February 2, 2023, the carrier will offer twice weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays between Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS) in Florida, increasing to four weekly flights from April 2023. The carrier will also add new service between MSP and Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB), with two weekly flights on Fridays and Mondays from February 3, 2023. The seasonal service between MSP and Melbourne will operate through April 2023, with Melbourne becoming Sun Country’s 12th Florida airport.

In Tuesday’s announcment, Sun Country Airlines’ Chief Revenue Officer, Grant Whitney, said,

“Minnesotans travel to Florida more than any other state in the winter. Sun Country offers the most nonstop destinations to Florida from MSP, and we are thrilled to be adding both Fort Walton Beach and Melbourne for our loyal vacationers and retirees who winter in Florida. Despite the impacts from Hurricane Ian, Sun Country will continue to offer service to all of these airports. Moreover, we cheer the resilience and toughness of these Florida communities impacted by the storm. We want to thank our airport partners as they have done amazing work to ensure that customers can travel back to these communities that share so much with the Twin Cities.”

Sun Country Airlines is the only carrier offering direct service from MSP to five Florida west coast airports, including Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Tampa and St. Pete/Clearwater.

Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) is a new breed of hybrid low-cost carrier founded in 1983 by a small group of pilots and flight attendants. The award winning Minneapolis-St. Paul based airline has distinguished itself as a leader in leisure travel over its nearly 40 years of service. Sun Country offers low fares and safe, reliable, nonstop service on 102 routes serving 82 airports across the U.S., Mexico, Central America, Canada and the Caribbean. Additionally, the carrier offers services through their Sun Country Charters and Sun Country Vacations divisions, and also operates cargo CMI services for Amazon.

Source: Sun Country Airlines

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