Low-cost airline «Sun Country Airlines»

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IATA code: SY
ICAO code: SCX
Country: USA
Operating bases and hubs: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Las Vegas — Harry Reid International Airport
Foundation date: 1982
Reward program: Sun Country Rewards
Parent company: Cambria Holdings
Address: Sun Country Airlines, 2005 Cargo Road, Minneapolis, MN 55450, USA
Phone: +1 800 800 65 57, +1 651 905 27 37
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Sun Country Airlines official website: suncountry.com

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Sun Country Airlines: fleet

Low-cost airline Sun Country Airlines official website

Airplane Number of aircraft Number of seats
Boeing 737-700 2 138
Boeing 737-800 41 186
Boeing 737-800BCF 12 Cargo

Sun Country Airlines: Web check-in

Web check-in for Sun Country Airlines flights opens 24 hours and closes 1 hour before scheduled departure.

Sun Country Airlines: Check-in at the airport

  • Check-in at the airport for international flights of the low-cost Sun Country Airlines starts 3 hours and closes 60 minutes before the flight departure.
  • Airport check-in for Sun Country Airlines domestic flights within USA starts 2 hours and closes 45 minutes before departure.

Sun Country Airlines: checked baggage and carry-on baggage allowance

All Sun Country reservations include one under seat item per traveler at no charge. This may be a purse, backpack, duffel bag, or other item if it fits under the seat in front of you. If you wish to bring additional bags, there are several bag options to choose from.

Under seat item Overhead Checked baggage
Sun Country Airlines Under seat item Sun Country Airlines Overhead Sun Country Airlines Checked baggage
Under seat items should be around 17 x 13 x 9 inches and must fit under the seat in front of you. Overhead bags can be no larger than 24 x 16 x 11 inches (including wheels and handles) and weigh no more than 35 pounds.
  • Bag prices may vary based on your flight.
  • Checked bags can be no larger than 62 linear inches (length + width + height) and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • If they are larger or weigh more, oversized bag fees will apply.
  • Checked bags weighing 70 pounds or more are not accepted on flights to/from Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
  • Checked bags weighing 100 pounds or more are not accepted on any Sun Country flight.

Sun Country Airlines: Ticket Sale from Minneapolis

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New York4 August 2022Tickets from 299
Dallas21 July 2022Tickets from 344

Sun Country Airlines: Flight destinations

Country City Airport
Aruba Oranjestad Queen Beatrix International Airport
Bahamas Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport
Belize Belize City Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
Canada Vancouver Vancouver International Airport
Cayman Islands Grand Cayman Owen Roberts International Airport
Costa Rica Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport
Honduras Roatán Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport
Jamaica Montego Bay Sangster International Airport
Mexico Cancun Cancún International Airport
Cozumel Cozumel International Airport
Huatulco Bahías de Huatulco International Airport
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
Los Cabos Los Cabos International Airport
Manzanillo Playa de Oro International Airport
Mazatlán Mazatlán International Airport
Puerto Vallarta Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
St. Kitts & Nevis Basseterre Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
St. Maarten Philipsburg Princess Juliana International Airport
Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales Providenciales International Airport
United Kingdom London London Stansted Airport
United States (Alaska) Anchorage Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Fairbanks Fairbanks International Airport
United States (Arizona) Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix/Mesa Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport
Tucson Tucson International Airport
United States (California) Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport
Orange County John Wayne Airport
Palm Springs Palm Springs International Airport
Sacramento Sacramento International Airport
San Diego San Diego International Airport
San Francisco San Francisco International Airport
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Santa Rosa Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
United States (Colorado) Denver Denver International Airport
United States (Connecticut) Hartford Bradley International Airport
United States (District of Columbia) Washington D.C. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
United States (Florida) Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport
Jacksonville Jacksonville International Airport
Miami Miami International Airport
Orlando Orlando International Airport
Punta Gorda/Fort Myers Punta Gorda Airport
Sarasota Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport
St. Petersburg/Clearwater St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport
Tampa Tampa International Airport
West Palm Beach Palm Beach International Airport
United States (Georgia) Savannah Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
United States (Hawaii) Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
United States (Illinois) Chicago Chicago Midway International Airport
O’Hare International Airport
United States (Indiana) Indianapolis Indianapolis International Airport
United States (Louisiana) New Orleans Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
United States (Maine) Portland Portland International Jetport
United States (Maryland) Baltimore Baltimore–Washington International Airport
United States (Massachusetts) Boston Logan International Airport
United States (Michigan) Lansing Capital Region International Airport
United States (Minnesota) Duluth Duluth International Airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
Rochester Rochester International Airport
United States (Mississippi) Gulfport Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport
United States (Missouri) Branson Branson Airport
St. Louis St. Louis Lambert International Airport
United States (Montana) Bozeman Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Kalispell Glacier Park International Airport
United States (Nevada) Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport
United States (Nevada) Reno Reno–Tahoe International Airport
United States (New Jersey) Newark Newark Liberty International Airport
United States (New York) Buffalo Buffalo Niagara International Airport
New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
United States (North Carolina) Asheville Asheville Regional Airport
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham International Airport
United States (North Dakota) Williston Williston Basin International Airport
United States (Ohio) Cincinnati/Covington Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
United States (Oregon) Portland Portland International Airport
Redmond Redmond Municipal Airport
United States (Pennsylvania) Philadelphia Philadelphia International Airport
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh International Airport
United States (Puerto Rico) San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
United States (Rhode Island) Providence T.F. Green Airport
United States (South Carolina) Charleston Charleston International Airport
Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach International Airport
United States (Tennessee) Nashville Nashville International Airport
United States (Texas) Austin Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
Dallas Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Harlingen Valley International Airport
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
San Antonio San Antonio International Airport
United States (US Virgin Islands) St. Thomas Cyril E. King Airport
United States (Vermont) Burlington Burlington International Airport
United States (Washington) Seattle Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
Spokane Spokane International Airport
United States (Wisconsin) Green Bay Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport
Madison Dane County Regional Airport
Milwaukee Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
United States (Wyoming) Jackson Hole Jackson Hole Airport

Sun Country Airlines: History

Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost, cargo airline headquartered in Minneapolis and based at Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport.After the demise of Braniff International Airways in 1982, some former Braniff employees convinced the Minneapolis-St. Paul-based tourism company MLT Vacations to procure a Boeing 727-200 to fly to their vacation destinations. MLT used a Braniff Boeing 727-200, which was in Minneapolis-St. Paul was shut down for charter flights to their holiday destinations. In June 1982, the agreement to found Sun Country Airlines was closed. MLT took over 51% of the company, with the remaining shares going to the company’s pilots and flight attendants. An Air Florida B727-227 Advanced originally intended for Braniff was secured for the start of the flight.

Sun Country’s crew consisted of 16 pilots, 16 flight attendants, three mechanics and one clerk. The first flight took place on January 30, 1983 from Sioux Falls to Las Vegas. In the early days of the airline, the flight crew did all the necessary things before and during flights, such as selling liquor and preparing meals, while the pilots processed flight documents and additionally assisted in serving passengers. After only 6 months the airline was in the black.

The company flew profitably through slow but steady expansion in the 1980s. In 1986, the company operated its first «wide-body» aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40 leased from Northwest Airlines.

Sun Country undertook charter flights for civic organizations, societies, sports groups and various other groups. In 1989, Sun Country became a member of the Civil Reserve Airfleet (CRAF).

Sun Country flew many charter missions during the first Iraq War in 1990-1991. To better support Operation Desert Storm, 130 company personnel were mobilized by the U.S. Air Force drafted.

After a record profit in fiscal 1991, additional Boeing 727s and McDonnell Douglas DC-10s were purchased. Several tourism companies chose Sun Country as their airline and the network expanded with flights from the Midwest to Las Vegas, Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.

In the mid 1990’s the Mark Travel Group bought the airline and changed the business profile to a small niche airline. The following years pushed the airline to its limits due to the obsolescence and length of use of the machines. A new management started a renewal program to meet the needs of the passengers. In June 1999, the company’s management decided to switch the fleet’s operations from charter to scheduled services. New routes were offered from Minneapolis and Milwaukee to Los Angeles, Seattle, Detroit, Washington, DC and Phoenix. In addition, a frequent flyer program called «Smile Award» was included.

In 2000, Sun Country began to renew its fleet with new Boeing 737s. Since the DC-10 fleet was outdated and too expensive to maintain, the fleet was reduced and the last DC-10 was retired in spring 2001.

The strong competition with Northwest Airlines and the events of September 11, 2001 forced the company to first reduce its offer and then cease operations on December 8, 2001. Sun Country lost most of its Boeing 727 fleet and its new Boeing 737s to bankruptcy. Despite everything, Sun Country retained its pilot’s license. In the months that followed, local MN Airlines, LLC filed for bankruptcy and started over. Freed from bankruptcy, Sun Country standardized the fleet to the Boeing 737-800 and began combined scheduled and charter services from Minneapolis to Laughlin, the casinos of Nevada and some charters. After that, charter flights with a focus on Florida, Mexico and the west coast were added.

On October 31, 2006, the airline was fully acquired by Petter Group Worldwide and Whitebox Advisor.

On April 1, 2008, the company announced that 45 of the 156 pilots would be on temporary retirement and that the aircraft would be used less than in normal summer flights in order to absorb the sharply increased fuel costs.

In May 2015, the board of directors announced that operations would be suspended if there was no agreement with the pilots’ union on a new employment contract. The talks have been going on since 2010.

In December 2019, Sun Country Airlines announced that it would also operate Boeing 737-800BCF cargo aircraft for Amazon Air in the future. The first cargo flight for Amazon Air was operated on May 14, 2020.

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