Sun Country Airlines extends schedule through December 2023

A Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737 takes off.
Matthew Groh, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Minnesota-based low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines is extending its selling schedule through December 12, 2023.

This will accommodate travellers wishing to book fall travel including Thanksgiving and Minnesota’s popular Oct. 19-22 long weekend when schools are off.

As well as the extension, Sun Country has also bolstered its schedules to leading leisure destinations.

New service to Branson, MO

A new non-stop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Branson Airport (BKG) in Missouri is now set to commence in August 31, 2023.

Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Branson is a popular vacation destination in the fall and is home to family-friendly attractions, including live entertainment, amusement parks, lakes, golf courses, outdoor activities, restaurants, and sports venues.

“The Branson community has been pivotal in enabling this service by successfully applying for a Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation,” said Grant Whitney, senior vice president and chief revenue officer.

“Sun Country appreciates the efforts of the Branson Missouri Regional Airport Transportation Development District to support this new service with both the SCASD grant and community support.”

Integrated scheduled and charter service

“Sun Country is proud of its diversified business model of scheduled service, charter, and cargo,” Whitney said.

“Historically, the airline operates its largest charter schedule in the fall. This year is no different as nearly all our Major League Soccer (MLS) flying had been incorporated into our schedules.”

“We have also strategically built our fall scheduled service to support our NCAA football customers with additional ‘power patterns’ throughout the country.”     

Service changes – Austin, Salt Lake City and Fort Lauderdale

As a result of this schedule integration, Sun Country will add limited service to Austin (AUS), Salt Lake City (SLC) and will extend its service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

These flights are opportunities to convert flights used to position aircraft into scheduled passenger service.

With today’s announcement, Sun Country Airlines will operate a total of 120 routes serving 90 airports across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Although it is a low-cost carrier, Sun Country offers a customer experience that includes free in-flight entertainment, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service, a mobile-friendly website with more self-service tools, and new interiors on each aircraft.

About Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier. The airline states that its mission is “to connect guests to their favorite people and places, to create lifelong memories and transformative experiences.”

Sun Country Airlines has gained popularity in recent years for its affordable fares and non-stop flights to popular vacation destinations, such as Las Vegas, Orlando, and Cancun.

The airline also offers a unique “bundle and go” pricing system, which allows passengers to customize their travel experience by choosing the services and amenities they want to pay for.

According to Planespotters, Sun Country currently operates a fleet of 54 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Based in Minnesota, the airlines principle focus is on serving leisure and visiting friends and relatives (“VFR”) passengers and charter customers.

The carrier also provides a CMI service to Amazon, with flights throughout the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.

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