Sun Country Airlines To Increase Wisconsin Operations

Beginning subsequent yr, Sun Country Airlines will provide companies from three Wisconsin cities to Orlando, Florida. Additionally, the airline will enhance its companies from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Increase in Wisconsin operations

Minnesota-based low-cost service Sun Country Airlines is growing its companies from the state of Wisconsin. Customers will be capable of fly to Orlando, Florida, from Eau Claire, Green Bay, and Madison. Flights from the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will start in April 2023 and are already accessible for reserving. Sun Country Chief Revenue Officer, Grant Whitney, mentioned:


“Customers in Wisconsin have strongly supported Sun Country’s development, and we’re thrilled so as to add this new service to Orlando that augments current service to Fort Myers, Las Vegas, and Phoenix from each of those nice markets.”

Sun Country shouldn’t be solely growing its Wisconsin companies however is increasing its Florida choices from its Minnesota base at MSP subsequent yr. With the addition of nonstop service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Sun Country will provide nonstop flights to 11 locations in Florida from the Twin Cities. Whitney added:

“We are excited to supply new service to northwest Florida. Sun Country affords 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.”

Mel Ponder, Okaloosa Board of County Commissioner Chairman, mentioned

“This partnership is so significant for Okaloosa County. Not solely will locations like Minneapolis/St. Paul change into extra accessible to residents, guests can guide 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 Minneapolis – Florida operations April 2023

Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS) is about to change into the airline’s eleventh Florida vacation spot from MSP. Beginning in April 2023, Sun Country will function 4 weekly flights from MSP to VPS. The flights will happen on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The route can be serviced by the airline’s Boeing 737-800 plane with a capability for 183 passengers in a single-cabin configuration.

The MSP to VPS flights represents simply over 6% of Sun Country’s Florida operations from MSP. In April, the low-cost service will provide its passengers 62 weekly flights from MSP to 11 Florida locations. The busiest route for Sun Country is MSP-MCO, of which the airline has 20 weekly flights, reaching three each day operations on most days. The second-busiest route is from Minneapolis to Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) with 14 weekly flights.

Sun Country operates a fleet of Boeing 737 NG plane. Photo: Denver International Airport

Recent Sun Country challenges

In Q2 2022, Sun Country reported a web lack of $3.9 million on complete working revenues of $219.1 million. This yr noticed a major discount within the airline’s earnings in comparison with final yr’s Q2 when Sun Country reported a revenue of $52.2 million on complete working revenues of $149.2 million. According to Dave Davis, President and Chief Financial Officer, coaching challenges have restricted the airways’ companies. The airline has additionally confronted staffing shortages however is relying on a hiring spree to ease operational constraints. To learn extra in regards to the challenges Sun Country is dealing with, click on here.

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