DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — A continuous service from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Destin will change into a actuality subsequent spring. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) will welcome the brand new Sun Country Airlines service on April 12, 2023.
“This partnership is so significant for Okaloosa County,” mentioned Okaloosa Board of County Commissioner Chairmen Mel Ponder. “Not solely will locations like Minneapolis/St. Paul change into extra accessible to residents, guests can e book spring journey now to expertise our white sandy seashores and points of interest all through the County which make Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida a premier vacation spot.”
Sun Country operates out of Misseota with VPS turning into the rising firm’s eleventh vacation spot.
“We are excited to present new service to northwest Florida,” mentioned Grant Whitney, Chief Revenue Officer, Sun Country. “Sun Country presents probably the most nonstop Florida locations from MSP, and we’re assured that Minnesotans and Midwest vacationers will love the white sand seashores which have made the Florida Panhandle well-known.”
The VPS route with Sun Country Airlines is slated to fly a contemporary Boeing 737 fleet 4 instances every week. Okaloosa County employees mentioned the service can be working largely exterior of regular enterprise hours.
Sun Country Airlines opened bookings through May of 2023 online. The firm additionally added service to Orlando from Eau Claire, Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin.