We're Back! Sun Country Airlines Announces Return to Scheduled Service With
Flights to 11 Cities; Airline Close to Deal with Investor Group
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Country Airlines
announced Wednesday that it is returning to scheduled service with 11
cities starting February 27th.
The airline had temporarily suspended most service on December 7, 2001,
while in talks with a number of potential investor groups. On January 3,
2002, Sun Country resumed limited scheduled service between Minneapolis/St.
Paul and Laughlin, Nev. on Thursdays and Sundays with guaranteed flying for
Hobbit Travel and Don Laughlin's Riverside Casino.
Citing assurances that the company will finalize a deal with an investor
group in the next week, Sun Country Airlines President and CEO David
Banmiller said the airline was confident in its ability to operate the new
``Today we are telling the public and travel agents that we are back. We
are again offering customers a quality choice for air travel and are ready
to welcome them back on board with us,'' said Banmiller. ``We've heard from
thousands of customers and travel agents that they want Sun Country back in
the market. We're responding and we're counting on increased public support
as we resume operations.''
Starting February 27th, Sun Country Airlines will offer scheduled flights
to the following destinations:
Origin/Destination Start Date Frequency
Minneapolis/Laughlin January 3 Thursday, Sunday
February 28 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Minneapolis/Pensacola February 10 Thursday, Sunday
Minneapolis/Las Vegas February 28 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Minneapolis/Orlando March 1 Friday, Saturday
March 13 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Minneapolis/Ft. Myers March 2 Saturday
March 15 Monday, Friday, Saturday
Minneapolis/Miami March 3 Sunday
Denver/Laughlin February 27 Wednesday, Saturday
San Jose/Laughlin February 28 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
San Antonio/Laughlin February 28 Thursday, Saturday
Seattle/Laughlin March 1 Monday, Friday
The new schedule and pricing will be loaded into the computer reservations
systems tonight and will be available for travel agents and consumers to
start booking tomorrow, February 7, 2002.
Sun Country Airlines will be opening its own reservations center at 7:00
a.m. on February 7, with hours of operation between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Central Standard Time. To make a new reservation with Sun Country, call
Customers with previous reservations should call 1-800-FLY-N-SUN or visit
the website http://www.suncountry.com for additional information.
SOURCE: Sun Country Airlines