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Sun Country Announces MSP-Liberia, Costa Rica  
User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Sun Country will begin non-stop flights from Minneapolis to Liberia in January 2012. No official press release but I see they announced it on their Facebook page and Liberia is on their route map and bookable.


It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
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User currently offlineviaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2122 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

SY759 MSP0815 – 1332LIR 73G 5
SY760 LIR1430 – 1950MSP 73G 5

Seasonal 13JAN2012 – 13APR2012



Entre le fort et le faible c’est la liberté qui opprime et la loi qui affranchit.
User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

For a minute there I thought you meant the one in Africa!

Dummy booking looks like it'll run you north of $800 r/t. Same dates you can go to 1-stop SJO for $600 on CO. Is this going to be a business route...or a high-end tourism thing? 'Cause I'm not too sure about this one.

Then again, this is SY... they do the craziest-sounding sh*t all the time and somehow make it work. Case-in-point: LGW is back, and apparently their customers are quite willing to shell out a grand for 1-stop transatlantic on a damn 737 despite plenty of connecting (and WIDEBODY) options being around the same price... and the presence of a daily DL nonstop.

Never doubt the little airline that could.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

There are a lot of really loyal SY fans around the MSP area who I can see making a point of flying their little hometown airline. Does SY have much connecting traffic or is it mainly O&D?

User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3642 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

I would venture to guess this route is being buoyed by contracted, organized tours.


PHX based
User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4505 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 2):
For a minute there I thought you meant the one in Africa!


Don't confuse it with Liberia, Guanacaste !
LIR is basically supporting year-round flights coming from the USA on DL, AA, US and CO. Charter flights were not mentioned here.




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Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 2):
Is this going to be a business route...or a high-end tourism thing?


The seasonal SY MSP-LIR 1x weekly would be primarily attending leisure traffic.


Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
User currently onlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6171 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 4):
I would venture to guess this route is being buoyed by contracted, organized tours.

Yep....folks like Magnum, Interrnational Expeditions, Apple



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 2):
Never doubt the little airline that could.

YES!!! Congrats to them. The little airline people always underestimate.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1307 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Nice to see another leisure destination come back. SY/NW used to fly it a few years ago along with ZLO, ACA, POP, PBI, PIE, HUX (applied never started)

User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Quoting smoot4208 (Reply 8):
Nice to see another leisure destination come back. SY/NW used to fly it a few years ago along with ZLO, ACA, POP, PBI, PIE, HUX (applied never started)

Yep at one point NW was one of few US carriers to serve LIR, they used to serve it back in the day with a 752 from MSP. Miss some of the good ole routes from MSP, too bad MSP-OSL didn't work out.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineviaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2122 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Just to update equipment type based on a local news report (in Spanish) and the press release issued by the airline earlier today..

SY759 MSP0815 – 1332LIR 738 5
SY760 LIR1430 – 1950MSP 738 5



Entre le fort et le faible c’est la liberté qui opprime et la loi qui affranchit.
User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4505 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

The introduction of Sun Country in Liberia doesn't mean the first announcement this year:
Frontier Airlines began the DEN-LIR 1x weekly seasonal service on February 13th.
Air Berlin will also commence the DUS-CUN-LIR service every two weeks with 332 from November 12th.

Regards.



"Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"
User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

I think they should expand more into the tropical destinations, especially from MSP. i could see many wanting to go to tropical places from those temps.


From the airport with love
User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1944 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Nice to see this route flown again. This should be right up SY's alley, so I expect them to do well on it.

User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Very cool! I love this ambitious route planning by Sun Country. I don't know if it'll work, but I'll sure be rooting for them.

User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 934 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Quoting goblin211 (Reply 12):

I think they should expand more into the tropical destinations, especially from MSP. i could see many wanting to go to tropical places from those temps.

You know it was 105 up here last week, right?  

Sun Country flies to tons of tropical destinations, but a lot of them are seasonal and thus they don't fly them in the summer. And many people do fly on Sun Country to those places, they've been doing better and better every year.



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