In what the airline is calling its largest route
announcement, Sun Country will add seven new destinations and 19 seasonal
routes next summer.
With the additions, the Minneapolis-based leisure carrier
said it will operate 49 routes this summer, up from 28 last summer.
Sun Country's network diversification has followed its 2017
decision to morph into an ultra-low-cost carrier in the mold of Spirit,
Frontier and Allegiant. Previously, most of its routes connected
Minneapolis/St. Paul to a warm-weather destination.
Minneapolis/St. Paul remains the airline's largest base by
far, and eight of the new routes this summer include the Twin Cities. Flights
from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Washington Dulles, Providence, Newark, Chicago O'Hare,
Philadelphia, St. Louis, Sacramento and San Antonio will begin in April, May
and June and will operate four times weekly.
Sun County will also increase its destinations from
Nashville, Dallas/Fort Worth, Portland, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Sun Country destinations that weren't on its 2018 route map
are to include Chicago O'Hare, Newark, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Antonio,
Providence and Dulles. The carrier had served several of those airports before
2018, but has never before served Providence or San Antonio.