For the first time since January, Sun Country Airlines is flying from PHL, offering passengers seasonal nonstop service between Philadelphia and Minneapolis- Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) starting today. Sun Country will begin with twice weekly flights in June, then increase to four times a week in July and five in August.
“We’re excited to begin our nonstop service between the Twin Cities and Philadelphia,” said Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker. “In these unprecedented times, we’re pleased to be able to continue connecting our community to new destinations. We look forward to bringing our mission of offering leisure travelers safe, reliable service at a great price to more people and places.”
Sun Country’s June return to PHL comes even though the airline had received a CARES Act exception from the U.S. Department of Transportation to suspend service to five airports, including Philadelphia, through September 30.
“It’s great that Sun Country recognized the needs of passengers traveling between PHL and MSP and resumed service to Philadelphia,” said PHL CEO Chellie Cameron. “We are glad to have them back in 2020.”
Sun Country joined PHL as a commercial carrier in April 2019, offering nonstop service to MSP three times a week until June, when daily service commenced. The airline had previously served as charter carrier at PHL and was one of several charters that had flown Eagles fans to Super Bowl LII.