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Sun Country Airlines is an American airline which is headquartered in Minneapolis, United States and operates flights to United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Sun Country Airlines has interline agreements with Condor, Avianca, Avianca El Salvado, IcelandAir, China Air as well as Emirates Airline.
Sun Country Airlines flies to many destinations including Punta Cana, Montego Bay, Liberia, St. Maarten, San Juan, St. Thomas, San Jose del Cabo, Anchorage, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Boston, Minneapolis, Gulfport, Savannah and many others.
Sun Country Airlines fleet consists of Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800s.
Since July of 2011, the airline has been owned by members of the Davis family of Minnesota, who are also owners of Cambria, a manufacturer of premium countertops.
Sun Country has been recognized for the top-notch service provided to passengers by being ranked in the Top Ten Domestic Airlines lists by both Travel+Leisure for five years in a row and Condé Nast Travelers three years in a row.
Frequent Flyer Program
Sun Country Airlines operates a frequent flyer program to reward regular passengers with the airline called Ufly Rewards.
The same benefits remained and members now earned points for their travel. On October 20, 2011, Sun Country ended the Ufly Rewards Plus program.
The Ufly Rewards Plus program was similar to Southwest's "Rapid Rewards" program, JetBlue's TrueBlue program and Spirit's "$9 Fare Club".
24th May 2018
Sun Country Airlines removes its first class flight option
Sun Country Airlines announced it would be updating the interiors of their aircraft as part of broader changes. The airlines rebrand will involve eliminating first-class seats in an effort to provide a better value for its passengers. One feature that Sun Country Airlines are excited to include is the addition of power outket for electronic devices. To make up for the loss of first class, the airline is looking to retain "premium seats" near the front of the plane that will have more legroom but no free meal service. These Sun Country Airlines changes are consequent to changes in the company's management hierarchy.
9th April 2018
Sun Country Airlines goes for Myrtle Beach
This month, Sun Country Airlines has commenced flights twice a week (Mondays and Fridays) between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Myrtle Beach. Competition on the 1,745-kilometre route comes from Spirit Airlines which will inaugurate services on 12 April. Sun Country’s last flight between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Myrtle Beach is scheduled to operate on 4 June and therefore are on a limited basis. Spirit Airlines, on the other hand, will service passengers three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) using its A319s. It will also have a longer season than Sun Country Airlines on the route, with its last non-stop flight currently scheduled for 1 November.
14th March 2018
Sun Country Airlines Unveils Route Expansion
US carrier Sun Country Airlines has announced seven additional routes to its growing route network.
Flights aim to be available for the summer vacation season, and offer passengers easy access to major vacation hot spots across the US and Mexico. The new routes, include; Austin-Cancun, three times weekly; Dallas-Las Vegas, four times weekly; Portland –Orlando, three times weekly; San Diego-Los Cabos, twice weekly; and Seattle-Anchorage, five times weekly.
Expanded seasonal non-stop services announced were between Minneapolis-Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, twice a week, and Minneapolis and Austin, three times a week. In addition to these new routes, Sun Country is now offering a new connecting service from Minneapolis to Cancun via an Austin connection, three times a week and a Minneapolis-Los Cabos via a San Diego connecting service, twice a week.
Additionally, a seasonal non-stop service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Myrtle Beach is to be offered from April 06 through June 04, operating twice weekly. Lastly, seasonal flights to Honolulu are being offered from May 19 through to August 19, operating four times a week, from Minneapolis/St. Paul with connection via Los Angeles.
8th March 2018
Sun Country Airlines expands service to Sonoma County Airport
Sun Country Airlines on Thursday announced expanded seasonal nonstop service from Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (airport code MSP) to Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS).
Seasonal nonstop flights between Minneapolis–St. Paul and Santa Rosa will be offered June 29–Aug. 27 on Mondays and Fridays, the airport stated.
“Santa Rosa/Sonoma County has been a great addition to our growing route network,” said Jude Bricker, president and CEO of Sun Country Airlines, in the announcement. “We look forward to giving our passengers the opportunity to experience Santa Rosa/Sonoma County’s charm throughout the summer months.”
The company announced service to Wine Country from the Midwest in March 2017, operating August through December flights at a pace of one round trip per week, departing Thursdays and returning Sundays.
Sun Country Airlines was started in 1982 by a small group of Minneapolis–St. Paul pilots and flight attendants, and its first flight was between Sioux Falls and Las Vegas a year later. The MLT vacations venture also became part of the mix.
Since 2011, the company has been owned by the Minnesota-based Davis family. They also own Cambria, a maker of premium countertops.
1st September 2017
Sun Country moves to an all-B737-800 fleet in low-cost pivot
The new CEO of Sun Country Airlines (SY, Minneapolis/St. Paul) has revealed further details about the carrier's plans to move to a more low-cost model. Speaking at the Boyd Forecast Summit, Jude Bricker said that the airline will adjust its class layouts, swap its B737-700s for -800s, and will expand its network beyond its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub.
Although Brick stressed that he wasn't planning for Sun Country "to become a Spirit Airlines or Frontier Airlines", he said lessons could be drawn from their ULCC model. Checked-luggage fees will be introduced in January, and seat selection charges will follow, reports Travel Weekly.
In a bid to streamline its fleet, Sun Country will phase out its six B737-700 aircraft and move to an all B737-800 operation. To maintain capacity, Bricker is looking to bring on second-hand 800s. Currently, Sun Country has sixteen of the type.
The economy seat configuration will be increased from 150 to 174, and first class will be halved from twelve to six seats. Additionally, first class amenities will be scaled back, including food offerings. "What people pay us for is the big seat," Bricker said. He told ch-aviation that he expects the reconfiguration to start in the fall of 2018.
He also confirmed that Sun Country will expand from its current hub at Minneapolis and will add additional cities from next summer.
Sun Country serves destinations through the US, as well as Mexico, Aruba, Costa Rica, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands.
Sun Country Airlines will again start offering nonstop flights between Savannah and Minneapolis, according to a Facebook post from Savannah-Hilton Head Island International Airport. The option will return starting Aug. 31, the post states. Sun Country’s website shows flights departing on Thursdays from Minneapolis and returning on Sundays. Sun Country Airlines hub is located in Minnesota and offers 41 routes.
Sun Country Airlines announced it will fly nonstop from Minneapolis to Aruba
The Eagan-based airline announced Wednesday two new destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Not only will Twin Cities travelers have nonstop access to Aruba in the Caribbean this winter, they will be able fly nonstop to Tucson, Ariz., as well.The flights will operate between December 2017 and April 2018. This marks the first time Sun Country will fly to Aruba in its 35-year history. Aruba is an island in the Caribbean Sea just off the northern tip of Venezuela in South America. It is the farthest south of Sun Country’s destinations.
8th March 2017
Sun Country Airlines announces new services to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California, and Austin Texas.
Sun Country Airlines announced nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP), and both Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, Calif. (STS), and Austin, Texas. The new flights offer Sun Country Ailrnes customers access to popular tourist destinations in California. The 2 destinations expand Minnesota’s Hometown Airline route network to 40 domestic and international destinations.
Seasonal flights to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County and Austin will be offered August through December 2017 via Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Terminal 2. The new destinations will fly 1 round-trip flight per week for 15 weeks, departing Thursdays and returning Sundays.
1st September 2016
Sun Country Airlines launches Online Retail Store with exclusive branded merchandise.
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