Sarah Beaver, Operations Director, Vasey Aviation Group; Shane Harbinson, Assistant Director, Airport Planning and Development, ABIA; and Lee Lancaster, Director, Business Development , LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC cut the ribbon on Sun Country Airlines' inaugural flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota to Austin, Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Sun Country launched new, seasonal, nonstop service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Inaugural flight ceremonies were held in the South Terminal and included a ribbon cutting, cake, and live music by James Bullard.
Flights will be operated on Boeing 737-800 aircraft featuring 12 first class and 150 main cabin seats. Departures will leave Austin on Sundays at 11 a.m.; arriving at Minneapolis-St. Paul at 1:35 p.m. Service from Minneapolis-St. Paul departs Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and arrives in Austin at 6:15 p.m. Flight and hotel vacation packages are available to book at www.suncountry.com.
“Austin is a vibrant city with an incredible music scene, unique culture and fantastic restaurants, perfect for a weekend getaway,” says Jude Bricker, Sun Country Airlines President and CEO. “We are fortunate to partner with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to add Austin to our growing network of destinations and allow our customers to experience all that Austin has to offer.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Sun Country to Austin and the South Terminal at ABIA,” said Jeff Pearse, CEO of LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC, the developer and operator of the South Terminal. “The South Terminal’s intimate and retro-vibe will offer Sun Country’s passengers an airport experience as unique as Austin!”
The airport of choice for Central Texas is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Fly Austin on new nonstop international destinations including Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) during SXSW 2018, www.delta.com, London Gatwick, United Kingdom (LGW) on Norwegian Air, www.norwegian.com/us, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) via Vacation Express, www.vacationexpress.com, Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) on Volaris, www.volaris.com, and Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) on AeroMexico, www.aeromexico.com. Welcome to Sun Country, a new carrier to Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at www.suncountry.com. New domestic nonstop destinations include Steamboat Springs (HDN) from ViaAir, www.flyviaair.com, Columbus (CMH) and Ontario (ONT), announced by Frontier, www.flyfrontier.com, Kansas City (MCI) and Panama City (ECP) on Southwest, www.southwest.com, Raleigh-Durham (RDU) on Delta, www.delta.com, and Indianapolis (IND), Pittsburgh (PIT), St. Petersburg (PIE), Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS), Cleveland (CLE) and Columbus Rickenbacker International (LCK) on Allegiant, www.allegiantair.com. Find all nonstop routes with the free interactive flight guide on www.abia.org. Connect with us on Twitter, @AUStinAirport, Facebook, www.facebook.com/abia and on Instagram, @AUSairport.
Schedules are subject to change. Visit suncountry.com for details, terms and conditions.
About Sun Country Airlines®
Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations across the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. The airline offers vacation packages through Sun Country Vacations®, a program that allows travelers to book airfare, hotel, rental cars, and more in a single, convenient transaction. Minnesota’s Hometown Airline™ also offers Sun Country Charters—taking your private charter group virtually anywhere with a commitment to reliable and customized service. For more information, visit suncountry.com.