Sun Country to fly into Philadelphia International Airport


Philadelphia International Airport is getting another airline.

Sun Country Airlines, a low-fare carrier based in Minneapolis, has announced that it will begin non-stop service between Philadelphia International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting April 18.

The service will operate with one departure on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday before becoming daily on June 3. Sun Country plans to use Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the route.

Nonstop service to Minneapolis-St. Paul from Philadelphia is also offered by American and Delta Airlines. Fares start in the $200 round trip range. Sun County says its fares will start at about $80 one way.

Sun Country, which flies to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, has served as a charter operator at Philadelphia and was one of a handful of charters that transported fans to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis last year.

In addition to Philadelphia, Sun Country will add Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Newark Liberty International Airport , Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Sacramento International Airport, and San Antonio International Airport.

“Sun Country is familiar to vacationers flying on group charters out of PHL, and we are pleased that this popular carrier will be offering regularly scheduled commercial service to travelers in the region,” said Airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “Minneapolis is a beautiful city to visit and Sun Country’s hub at MSP offers connections to some of the best vacation spots in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. We are excited to welcome Sun Country to our family of commercial carriers.”

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