Leisure specialist Sun Country Airlines has introduced 16 new flights, adding nine additional airports to its network in an effort to offer more passengers possibilities to fly direct to popular vacation destinations.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based carrier says on 25 January that it will begin flying to and from Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International airport, Los Angeles-area John Wayne airport, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Raleigh-Durham International airport, Glacier Park International airport in Montana, Alaska’s Fairbanks International airport, Jackson Hole airport, Indianapolis International airport, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport.
“The past year has been a challenge for the travel industry, but with increased access to Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, we’re starting to see that turnaround,” says Sun Country chief executive Jude Bricker.
In addition to an extensive network of domestic flights, Sun Country offers customers from the northern Midwestern USA direct flights to Mexico and the Caribbean beach destinations. The airline has also extended its schedule through 14 December.
The new routes show that the carrier is banking on attracting travellers destined for US national parks as well as beach vacations following the global pandemic.
The announced routes include new direct flights to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and to Orlando, Florida, the location of Disney World and other popular theme parks and entertainment venues.
Most of the routes will launch in May.
Sun Country operates an all-Boeing 737NG fleet of 31 aircraft, according to Cirium fleets data. The airline also operates charters, including for the US military, and flights for package delivery giant Amazon, in branded Amazon Air-branded aircraft.