Vacation airline Sun Country adding seasonal nonstop from Minneapolis-St. Paul to New Orleans

May 7 2018 | Latest News

Updated May 7, 11:32 AM; Posted May 7, 11:32 AM

By Jennifer Larino, | The Times-Picayune

Sun Country Airlines, a low-cost vacation airline based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, will add a new seasonal nonstop flight to New Orleans in September 2018. ("Sun Country Airlines" by Prayitno licensed via Flickr under CC BY 2.0)

Sun Country Airlines, a low-cost vacation airline based out of Minneapolis-St. Paul, is adding a seasonal nonstop route to New Orleans. Flights start in September.

Sun Country plans to offer flights between Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and Louis Armstrong International Airport from September through December, according to a news release. The route will start Sept. 6 as a weekly flight and ramp up to twice-weekly flights with round trips on Thursdays and Sundays starting Sept. 24.

Sun Country Airlines was started in 1982 by a group of pilots and flight attendants in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, to fly Minnesotans to warmer vacation spots in Florida and Mexico during the winter. The leisure travel airline now offers 53 nonstop routes, including connections from Minnesota to Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean.

Sun Country will offer service to New Orleans from Sept. 6 to Dec. 16. Introductory fares for the New Orleans route start at $89 one-way.

Weekly flights will run Sept. 6-23, with the Minneapolis-to-New Orleans connection available Thursdays and a returning flight available Sundays, according to the release.

Flights will operate two times a week starting Sept. 24. The airline will operate round-trip flights on Thursdays and Sundays, the release said.

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