Low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines will offer twice-weekly nonstop flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Columbus this spring and summer, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority announced Tuesday.
The first flight on May 4 will mark Sun Country’s first flight from John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The Sun Country website lists Columbus-Minneapolis flights starting at $49.
From May 4 to May 28, seasonal flights will depart on Thursdays and Sundays, and from June 2 to September 4, flights will depart John Glenn on Fridays and Mondays, an airport authority spokesperson said.
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The spokesperson noted that these times are subject to change and recommended checking the airport’s website before booking a flight.
Sun Country has chosen to offer flights between John Glenn and Minneapolis-St. Paul because Columbus is one of the major markets it doesn’t serve, senior communications manager Amanda Theisen said in an email.
Delta Airlines also offers flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul by John Glenn.
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Sun Country was founded in 1983, is based in Minneapolis and operates approximately 100 routes across North America. The carrier also serves Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
In a press release, Sun Country Airlines chief revenue officer Grant Whitney noted that the Minneapolis-St. The Paul area has many tourist attractions and entertainment options, “including the Mall of America, world-class museums, lakes and parks, art galleries, amazing sports, music and entertainment venues. entertainment, excellent restaurants, breweries and much more”.
Sports teams in the area include Minnesota United FC, which joined Major League Soccer in 2017, he said.
“We’re proud to give Major League Soccer fans more opportunities to see the Columbus Crew and Minnesota United in action,” Whitney said.